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Austin Buckett

General Details

B. Mus Hons. (1st class)

Offering beginner-advanced lessons in a beautiful St Peters Studio for:

Music Theory
Music Production

BIOGRAPHY: Austin Buckett (b.1988) has been teaching piano and several other musical areas for over 6 years and is experienced with teaching privately and as a contractor in schools. He has international experience in composition, performance, production and music theory. He has been a featured artist at festivals such as the 2011 Tura Totally Huge New Music Festival, and the 2012 and 2013 NOWnow Festivals of experimental film and music, and has curated events including ‘Everything Always’ for ABC Classic FM’s New Music Up Late program. In 2011 Austin edited scores for his mentor Peter Ablinger in Berlin, and was invited to the 2011 Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik in Germany, to assist with installation works. He has just moved to Sydney (May 2013) after a mentorship in New York with Marina Rosenfeld, supported by the Australia Council and is currently editing and orchestrating a piece for the Dutch Ballet, producing a hip hop album and working on a piano commission for 24 preludes and fugues.


“There is something wildly original in the way that Buckett builds portentousness out of such sparsity. … The effect is electrifying.”
— John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

“It gets better with every listen, as Buckett’s tricks are revealed over time. An album to hear, created by a man to watch”.

— Travis Heinrich, Canberra Times.


2013 Composition with Marin Rosenfeld, New York (privately, Jan-Feb)
2011 Composition with Peter Ablinger, Berlin (privately, March-May)
2010 BMus Hons (1st Class), Composition, ANU
2007-2009 Jazz Piano, ANU School of Music


2013 Awarded ‘ArtStart’ grant for research travel and studio rent, The Australia Council
2012 Artist in residence, The Banff Centre, Canada (full scholarship)
2012 ArtsACT residency travel, Canada
2011 Awarded ANU Friends of the School of Music ‘Transition Award’ for private research travel to Europe
2011 Residency at Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel
2010 Awarded the Peter and Lena Karmel Honours Scholarship in Music
2010 Awarded the Karmel Anniversary Award for the most outstanding graduate of the ANU School of Music.
2010 Awarded Friends of the ANU School of Music project grant to record Stuttershine for string quartet and piano
2008+2010 Awarded the Winnifred Burston Memorial Prize for most outstanding piano player contributing to the life of the ANU school of music.


Pre-Tertiary: Piano Tuition at St Paul’s Grammar School, Sydney (Jan-Dec 2012), Piano Tuition at Burgmann Anglican School, Music Department, ACT, Piano Tuition at Burgmann Anglican School, Music Department, ACT (Jan 2009 – Dec 2010), Lecture on 20th Century Music for 2012 senior music students at Burgmann Anglican School, Music Department (Jan 2009 – Dec 2010), Jazz ensemble tuition at St Paul’s Grammar School (jan2009-present)

University Teaching/Guest Lectures/Artist Talks: Guest Lecture to Composition Major Students (Under Grad + Post Grad) at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), Edith Cowan University, Artist Talk at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), Edith Cowan University, 2011, Artist talk at the Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2011. Improvisation workshop, University of New England music department, 2012.


ABT-Amalgama (jazz):
Stuttershine (contemporary classical):
Golden Blonde (rock/electronic):



These details were last updated on May 4, 2013