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 in Hobart, Tasmania. Michael held the position of School Accompanist and Teacher of Piano at Newcastle Grammar School, and at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Michael studied a Bachelor of Music with Dr Gian-Franco Ricci and Helen English at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, during which time he was awarded the Nan Price Memorial Scholarship. He specialised in chamber music and collaborative piano studies with Gabriella Pusner in the Honours program, and attended the Accademia Europea di Firenze Intensive Winter School.
Michael has performed with artists such Sally Walker and Andy Firth, and performed newly commissioned works by Australian composers including Elena Kats-Chernin, Paul Jarman and Jim Coyle. He has performed in the USA and China as pianist with Newcastle Grammar School, and has enjoyed performing works such as Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, Bernstein’s Wonderful Town and Beethoven's Chorale Fantasy.
Michael was the Vice President of Music Teachers' Association of NSW, and held the position of President of the Newcastle Branch. He has given masterclasses, adjudicated competitions, has performed on local radio and appears on Newcastle City Choir's 60 Year Anniversary album. Michael was a 2019 Community Director’s Award Program Recipient and subsequently holds a Diploma of Business (Governance) in arts leadership.
Since relocating to Hobart in 2020, Michael continues his work as both collaborative pianist and piano teacher as the official pianist for 2021 Festival of Voices, is repetiteur for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Chorus, and has performed alongside pianist Karen Smithies in the TSO. Michael is the pianist for Co-op Chorale led by Jane Edwards and is the Vice President of the Tasmanian Music Teachers' Association. In 2022, Michael joins the team of piano examiners with AMEB Tasmania.