Described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador,’ Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. As a piano soloist, she has performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally, and as a chamber musician she is a founding member of Seraphim Trio. Anna’s literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, as well as the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. Anna records for the ABC Classics label. Her most recent CD is ‘Beethoven Piano Trios’ with Seraphim Trio, released in February 2016. She is currently a Lecturer in Ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, a Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, and the Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall.
Musical highlights of 2017 include solo appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; a nine-city solo piano tour of China; Seraphim Trio’s Australian concert season celebrating the history of the piano trio; and Seraphim Trio’s London debut. Anna will also curate the mini-festival ‘Chamber Landscapes’ for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, and edit Best Australian Essays 2017.
August 17: Anna performs at the Adelaide Festival Centre with violinist Niki Vasilakis https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/events/kreutzer-and-tolstoy/
'I have never read a better depiction of a great mentor and of how true learning takes place. Every teacher of anything should read this book. Twice.'
- Philip Levine, US Poet Laureate on Piano Lessons
'This book does what great literature should: it tries to get a grip on life – the making of it, the living-and-loving it, the leaving it. Goldsworthy's writing is so beautiful, so laser-acute and funny and moving that you feel you are living more vividly.'
- Anna Funder, on Welcome to Your New Life