Australian pianist Paul Ton is an accomplished performer and teacher based in Melbourne. He has completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree and a Master of Music (Music Performance) degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. His main teachers were Igor Machlak and Prof Ian Holtham. Paul also has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Craig Sheppard, Max Cooke, Benjamin Martin and Mark McGee.
Paul was awarded the Associate Diploma in Music in 2011, by the Australian Music Examinations Board. In the same year, he was also invited to perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre for the VCE Season of Excellence: Top Class concert. As an undergraduate student, Paul was named a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar by The University of Melbourne for his musical achievements. He was also the recipient of the 2018 DW Gardiner Fund.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Paul has performed all around Melbourne, at venues such as Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Robert Blackwood Hall, Alexander Theatre Monash, and Melba Hall. He has won a number of competition prizes, including the Dandenong Festival of Music & Art for Youth, the South Eastern Arts Festival, and the Boroondara Eisteddfod.
Paul has accompanied for the Frankston Symphony Orchestra, Mornington Peninsula Chorale, Mazenod College, Monash Choir and The University of Adelaide. He has taught piano at Mount Scopus Memorial College, and now teaches at Salesian College and privately at his home in Springvale.
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