Geoffrey Tozer

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Birthday
5, 1954
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Aug 21, 2009 (54)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1954
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Aug 21, 2009 (54)

About

Classical musician who knew more than 100 concertos, including works by Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky.

Before Fame

He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship when he was 13, becoming the youngest recipient at that point.

Trivia

He considered Melbourne pianist Noel Mewton-Wood to be 'the most stimulating and intellectually powerful pianist Australia has ever produced' and arranged some of Mewton-Wood's music from 1944's Tawny Pipit for solo piano.

Family Life

His mother Veronica Tozer was also a talented pianist. She taught music to support her two sons after her divorce from Major-General Donald Tozer.

Associated With

He was taught by Artur Schnabel's last pupil, Maria Curcio, who was also Schnabel's favorite pupil.