Tommaso Pollio

Tommaso Pollio graduated with honors in piano performance from the University Of Western Australia School Of Music and later continued his studies at the Cincinnati School of Music in the United States.   He has developed a fine reputation as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles such as The Western Australian & Australian Youth Orchestras, the Western Australian Opera & Ballet Companies and the Collegium Musicum Chorale.   Tommaso's many scholarships have included the IBM National Music Camp Award (1992), The Ralph Thompson Memorial Prize (1998) and the Cincinnati School of Music Scholarship and Teachers' Award (1995). In 1998 and 1999 after a brief period of study in London, Tommaso toured Italy with The Trio Di Romanza performing in Rome, Frisa, Atessa, Ravenna and the Island of Ischia (off the Coast of Naples).   He has been a part of the faculty for the WA Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University and has recorded several recitals both as soloist and accompanist both for the Young Australia and Sunday Live Programms. In 1999 Tommaso affiliated himself with two prestigious schools: Penhros and Perth College running chamber music master classes with the Enaria Ensemble a piano trio he is currently with.   In the European summer 2000, Tommaso was invited to be part of the Lucca Opera Festival, Italy working as repetitieur to a production of Così Fan Tutte as well as performing in recital at Castelmare, Naples.   As well as keeping up a busy schedule of teaching and freelance accompanying, Tommaso has co-founded the Chamber Opera Group Millio Opera with the acclaimed director John Milson preparing 1 act operas for WAAPA (2000), Terrace Proms (2000, 2001, 2003), Perth International Arts Festival (2003), and The ABC Sunday Live Radio Opera Broadcasts (1999-2003).  .

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