I acknowledge the country upon which I live, learn and teach is the land that belongs to the muwinina peoples who are the traditional owners of this land. I come into this space as a non-indigenous artist and educator, committed to the role that I must play in reconciliation.
BMus(P) BMus(Hons) AMusA DipBus(Gov)
Michael Power is a collaborative pianist and teacher now based in Hobart, Tasmania. Until recently, he held the position of School Accompanist and Teacher of Piano at Newcastle Grammar School (2007 to 2019).
Awarded the Nan Price Memorial Scholarship in 2006 by the Music Teachers’ Association, Michael has a particular interest in chamber music and piano pedagogy.
Michael studied a Bachelor of Music with Dr Gian-Franco Ricci and Helen English at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. He went on to gain Honours in chamber music and collaborative piano studies and received an Associate Diploma in Pianoforte with Gabriella Pusner.
Michael has performed regularly with flautist Sally Walker and continues regular study in keyboard having attended the Ironwood Chamber Ensemble Winter School in Melbourne and the Accademia Europea di Firenze Intensive Winter School in Florence, majoring in Italian language and Chamber Music.
In 2013, Michael premiered a new work commissioned for him composed by Elena Kats-Chernin, at a concert where the composer was present. Michael has performed in the USA and China as pianist with Newcastle Grammar School, and in 2018 was the pianist for Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and Bernstein’s Wonderful Town with Newcastle Youth Orchestra.
Michael held the position as President of the Newcastle Branch and has given masterclasses, adjudicated and appears on the album recording of Newcastle City Choir's 60 Year Anniversary album. A former accompanist and piano teacher at Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Michael has appeared regularly in performance and on local radio.
Michael was a 2019 Community Director’s Award Program Recipient for study in arts leadership and program governance, and subsequently holds a Diploma of Business (Governance).
Newly relocated to Hobart in 2020, Michael continues his work as both collaborative pianist and piano teacher.