Anthony Tobin is a Steinway Artist.
He has performed across the US, Canada, The Netherlands, and in Brazil, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. He tours as soloist, chamber musician, and as a pianist for eurythmy, an art form that combines dance, music, poetry, and lights.
Tobin has specialized in the music of Claude Debussy, performing numerous solo recitals including some where he projects videos that compliment the pieces. In addition to yearly tours of the Netherlands, Tobin performs yearly or more in Zurich and Arosa Switzerland. December 2011 Tobin recorded a solo Debussy disc. March 2012 G Henle Verlag featured a part of his Debussy film at the Frankfurt Musikmesse. June 2012 Tobin lectured and screened his Debussy film as part of the Brown Lecture Series at Southwestern University and appeared on the Steinway Series at TAMIU. Tobin toured Switerland in November 2012 with a solo program and with a Debussy piano/video program that featured his Debussy Film.
In 2012 Tobin returned to Switzerland to recorded a new disc including works of Mozart, Scarlatti, Ginastera, and Brahms.
Tobin is heard playing Beethoven piano sonatas for the feature film and trailer “The Quiet”, directed by Jamie Babbit. In addition to recording in film composer Jeff Rona’s Santa Monica studio, Tobin worked daily for three weeks with actresses Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert as Piano Coach and Technical Advisor.
Anthony Tobin graduated from Ithaca High School in New York. He was a scholarship student at Tanglewood with Anthony di Bonaventura, studied piano with Malcolm Bilson at Cornell University, and won the Junior Baldwin Piano Competition. Tobin received a Bachelor of Music with Distinction from the Eastman School of Music with Anton Nel and played with the Eastman Wind Orchestra. He earned a Master of Music from the University of Southern California where he served as Daniel Pollack’s teaching assistant, studied piano pedagogy with Marienne Uszler, and was inducted into the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied piano with Greg Allen, piano pedagogy with Martha Hilley, and completed a dissertation with Elliott Antokoletz that explores abstract pitch relations in Debussy piano preludes.
In addition to maintaining a private studio of all ages in Austin, Texas, Tobin has taught at the University of Southern California, the University of Texas, Laredo Community College, at Kirby Hall School, Regents School of Austin, and for the motion picture industry.
Since the sense of place and the visual and kinetic qualities of different regions of the world inspire Tobin’s art, he experiments with photographs and HD video. Tobin is creating video art that combines mosaic, superimposed, and different aspects of motion with improvised music. The goal is to create art that reexamines the nature of motion, music, and timeline.