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Tommaso Pollio
Piano
Tommaso Pollio graduated with Honours in Piano Performance from the University Of Western Australia School Of Music, later continuing his studies at the Cincinnati School of Music in the United States.

He has developed an excellent reputation as a chamber musician following engagements with companies including West Australian Opera, where he currently holds the position of Principal Repetiteur, West Australian Ballet, Western Australian Youth Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Collegium Musicum Chorale.

He has won numerous awards and competitions including the IBM National Music Camp Award (1992), Cincinnati School of Music Scholarship and Teachers' Award (1995), the Sir Frank Callaway Competition for Two Piano Works, the Margaret Bello Award for Chamber Music and Art Song Perth's Ralph Thompson Memorial Scholarship (1998).

In 1998 and 1999, following study in London with Paul Hamburger and Roger Vignoles, Tommaso toured Italy with Trio Di Romanza giving performances in Rome, Frisa, Atessa, Ravenna and the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples. In the European summer of 2000, Tommaso was invited to be part of the Lucca Opera Festival, Italy working as repetiteur for a production of Così fan tutte, as well as performing in recital at Castelmare, Naples. Other touring performances include the Australian tour of Australian Music Theatre's production of South Pacific, and a solo piano recital tour of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Engagements with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (where he has also been a member of faculty) include Floyd's Susannah, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mozart's La clemenza di Tito and Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.

Tommaso has recorded several recitals both as soloist and accompanist for ABC Classic FM's Young Australia and Sunday Live programmes.