MD, Conductor, Composer

Anthony Barnhill is a leading Australian conductor, pianist, and composer. His international credits span concerts, theatre, television, and radio.

Anthony was recently Musical Director for Opera Australia’s acclaimed production of The Phantom of the Opera, the best-selling show of all time at both the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne. Critics hailed that “nothing thrills more than the music, with conductor Anthony Barnhill on board to coax a commanding richness from the orchestra” [The Guardian] and that the “eclectic score was rousingly delivered” [The Australian].

For the 2019 international tour of West Side Story (Opera Australia/GWB entertainment/BB Group), Anthony conducted performances at renowned opera houses around the world, including the Dresden and Berlin State Opera. His involvement with the show continued, music supervising the 2021 Perth and Brisbane seasons.

As Musical Director for Australian International Productions, Anthony led concert performances in twelve cities throughout China. His other numerous musical theatre credits include Chicago (GFO), Evita (OA), and Oklahoma! (TPC). Anthony has performed with a range of artists including American popstar Mario, Anthony Warlow, Josh Piterman Lucy Durack, James Morrison, Lea Salonga and Dame Edna Everage. He has also worked for the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, Opera Scholars Australia, and as Composer in Residence for Creative Innovation Global 2017-2019.

Anthony studied at Monash University where he won numerous awards including the flagship Concerto Competition, while also achieving the university’s highest performance result in each year of study. In 2017, he was winner of the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Musician Award.

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