Biography

Anthony Bozicevic was born in 1976 in Narrandera, New South Wales. There he was raised, and at the age of eight began learning piano with the local Josephite Sisters. He continued his studies at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga with Keith Radford, and in 1995 he entered the Bachelor of Music course at the Canberra School of Music, majoring in performance under the tuition of Gabor Rosza. In 1998 he completed his degree with a High Distinction. In 1999 Anthony travelled to Croatia to study piano with Marina Ambokadze and Evgeny Zarafiants at the Music Academy ‘Ino Mirkovic’ in Lovran. In 2001 he completed his Masters of Music degree with a High Distinction. On returning to Australia, Anthony joined the piano staff of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music where he established a strong piano studio and remained active as a recital soloist, chamber musician, and duo pianist.

As a pianist, Anthony specialises in the music of Chopin and Liszt. He has also performed concertos by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Gershwin.

In 2008 Anthony travelled to the remote mountains of Papua New Guinea on a three-year placement as a volunteer with Palms Australia, where he taught music at Sacred Heart High School, Tapini. During this time Anthony taught hundreds of students who previously never had the opportunity to formally learn music.

On his return to Australia in 2011, Anthony relocated to Canberra where he currently teaches piano and remains active as a recital pianist.

As a composer and arranger, Anthony has a particular interest in writing for solo piano. In 2013 his composition ‘Dan Gnjeva’ won first prize in the 2nd International Chopin Competition of Australia, where it was performed by the semi-finalists. In 2023 a selection of his ‘Twelve Minor Preludes’ were performed at the Sydney International Piano Competition.