Anton Giacomo Bredow
Anton Bredow is an accomplished pianist and sought-after pedagogue based in Switzerland. Specialising in the performance of Frédéric Chopin's works and in piano pedagogy with children, he is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) with Professor Neal Peres Da Costa. Anton has taught as Assistant Teacher in the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy, while at the same time pursuing his performing career on both historical and modern pianos.
Since 2015, Anton has been specialising on the performance of Frédéric Chopin's music on historical instruments, as part of his research interest. In 2018 Anton performed Chopin's Piano Concerto in e-minor, op. 11 on an original c.1840's Pleyel accompanied by a period orchestra at the SCM.
Anton began piano lessons at the age of 8 with Professor Victor Makarov at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) where he was awarded a scholarship and also received lessons from Illya Zozulya, Katya Makarova and Alexey Koltakov. Anton attended Sydney Grammar School where he completed his HSC, and went on to study music at the Conservatorio Pierluigi da Palestrina in Cagliari, Italy with Ida Allegretto, where he was admitted with full marks.
Upon returning to Sydney, Anton continued his studies with Katya Makarova at the AIM, and Illya Zozulya. He then completed his Bachelor of Music Studies, Honours (Class I) with Professor Neal Peres Da Costa at the SCM where he was the recipient of the Patricia Bell Grant. At 24 years old, Anton commenced his PhD at the SCM, under the supervision of Professor Neal Peres da Costa, for whom he is also currently Research Assistant. Anton holds The George Henderson Scholarship.
Outside of music, Anton has participated in endurance sports such as Marathons and Ironman Triathlons, even competing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.