Pianist Anthony Tobin
Pianist Malcolm Bilson observed "I was delighted to hear not only such interesting playing, but with such a fine command of technical matters, beautiful sounds, etc. And what you have to say about each piece comes through with absolute clarity!"
Tobin made a 50 minute film about Claude Debussy and recently completed a documentary about the only piano he ever purchased, a Bluethner in Brive la-Gaillarde France which influenced his later compositions
Though many events have been cancelled due to Covid-19, Tobin is accepting online students via Zoom and Google duo or Meets, please contact him at 512 585 8477. Upcoming 2020 recital dates include Austin TX in August, Davos Switzerland August 22nd at 8PM,and a November tour of Switzerland. 2018 and 2019 solo recital dates included Ruti, Switzerland, Davos, Switzerland, a special Debussy concert at Schloss Wartegg December 2nd. Tobin is presently making a series of videos which feature the discussion and performance of Debussy Preludes.
One highlight, which led to the completion of Tobin's film about Debussy's piano and piano music, was the June 11th concert on Debussy's piano in Brive-la-Gaillarde France. A video of this performance is found to the right.
Anthony Tobin is Artistic Director of Adams Music House where he performs, organizes master classes and performances, and teaches private students.
Biography: Steinway Artist Anthony Tobin, born in Salt Lake City, grew up in Ithaca New York where he studied with Malcolm Bilson. He received degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School with Anton Nel, a MM from the University of Southern California with Daniel Pollack, and a DMA from UT Austin. In addition to teaching students of all levels and abilities, he has performed as a touring collaborative and solo pianist for the past 20 years. After annual tours of the US and later Europe as pianist and music director with a dance company, he was able to transform those connections and has a few solo tours a year in Europe. 2019 dates included May and November tours of Switzerland, performances at TAMIU in Laredo, Steinway Piano Gallery of Austin, and Adamâ��s Music House, where Dr. Tobin is Artistic Director.
Dr.Tobin, a Debussy specialist, has completed two films, the most recent, Le piano du Reve, includes footage from the only piano Debussy purchased and on which presumably composed his piano works.
During the 2018 Debussy Centennial Tobin performed numerous programs in Switzerland and the US of the Preludes Book I and II. Tobin performs, teaches and oversees a series of master classss and performances at Adamâ��s Music House, a new venue dedicated to spreading the love and study of the piano. In 2019 Tobin performed at Laredo Community College, at Steinway Piano Gallery in Austin, Paris, and Zurich, and gave repeat performances in Davos, Wetzikon, and Ruti Switzerland. Though Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of many performances, Tobin hopes to return in August 2020 for a Swiss Tour and will perform in Austin. In addition he is hosting a weekly Zoom concert series through Adamsâ�� Music House.
Dr. Tobin is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and has received Steinwayâ��s Top Teacher award in 2016 and 2018.