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keyboard wizard Allan ZavodABC Breakfast Interview (Jun 2019)

Christina Zavod is interviewed on the ABC Breakfast Show with Vanessa Mills. She talks about her husband and his passion for music in general and specifically for his last major piece of work: the Environmental Symphony. Listen to the interview

"My Allan heard music in everything," recalls Christine Zavod about her musically talented husband. "It didn't matter what it was - the milkman, the garbage man - he could hear music in that. He was amazing. His passion was to reach people through music."

"He just loved people, he embraced humanity, all people. He wanted them to be uplifted with his music," Christine said. "His passion was to reach people through his music. He always hoped to make a difference, and that music is the most powerful way to do it."

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodABC Classic Mornings Interview (Jun 2019)

In an interview with ABC Classic Mornings presenter Martin Buzacott, Dr Finkel shared that the final movement of the Environmental Symphony: Listen to the interview

"It is mine and Allan's shared view of an optimistic future, where we do crack it. And the message there is really the vision that a hypothetical astronaut in the future would have in orbit around the Earth and looking down on our beautiful planet, still preserved."

"We felt that there had been a great awareness of the problems and almost a bit of an exhaustion.In general, people were perhaps a little bit jaded. It just adds a fresh way of addressing the problem."

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodAllan Zavod Tribute (Dec 2016)

Zak Zavod leads this one-hour tribute to his late father, Allan Zavod, with bassists John Lee and Jeremy Alsop, hosted by J-AIR station manager Robert Bontschek: Listen to the interview

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodCreative partnerships: Allan Zavod and Alan Finkel (Sep 2016)

Jacinta Parsons, Alan Finkel, Allan Zavod, Deborah Conway, Robert Forster

Zavod and Finkel were interviewed by ABC Melbourne host Jacinta Parsons on The Conversation Hour:
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Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel talks about his part in the making of the Environmental Symphony: "I was taken out of my comfort zone. I'm an engineer... a scientist. All of a sudden, I'm the Executive Producer for a concert. It's not easy. Anything that can go wrong will."

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodABC Muldura Radio Interview (Jan 2015)

Zavod was interviewed by ABC Mildura host Sophie Malcolm regarding his top piano picks:
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Allan Zavod is a composer, musician and Doctor of Music, who has travelled the world playing his own brand of classical, jazz rock and pop music. This week, he's in Mildura for the Murray River International Music Festival, to perform and teach a master class as part of the festival's program. We've asked him: "So what are some of your favourite pieces to play?"

Dr Allan ZavodRenowned Composer Dr Allan Zavod on Music Matters! (Oct 2013)

Allan Zavod as their industry co-host to explore the genre of classical jazz infusion (Oct 2013)

Primary Perspectives - award winning radio created for kids by kids. Allan Zavod as their industry co-host, exploring the genre of classical jazz infusion. Music Matters aims to deliver a highly 'edutaining' formula of interviews and live performances, as well as mentoring from industry professionals on a wide range of topics.

"Music Matters is a valuable conduit for young artists, giving them the opportunity to experience live performance on air. This program encourages the development of our young performers as they strive to become Australia's future bright stars. For listeners of all ages it's a heart-warming, informative & entertaining show that is making a significant contribution to Australian cultural life by encouraging young performers and listeners alike to develop their artistic talents." ~Allan Zavod

Allan Zavod talks about his extraordinary music career on Kimberley Mornings with Vanessa Mills.ABC Kimberley: Zavod in Kununurra - by Vanessa Mills (May 2013)

Allan Zavod talks about his extraordinary music career on Kimberley Mornings with Vanessa Mills.
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Keyboardist Allan Zavod talks about auditioning for Frank ZappaGuestroom - Allan Zavod, pianist and keyboardist to the greats - ABC Darwin 105.7 by Kate O'Toole and Miranda Tetlow (Sept 2011)

Keyboardist Allan Zavod talks about auditioning for Frank Zappa, and what it was like on tour. Listen to the interview

Doctor of MusicABC Radio Interview (Sept 2009)

Zavod was interviewed by ABC 774 host Lindy Burns regarding his doctorate: Listen to the interview

"I also met the very clever and delightful Allan Zavod who last week was awarded a Doctor of Music by the University of Melbourne. He is one of only 4 recipients in the 150 year history of the University of Melbourne to receive the Degree of Doctor of Music as an earned doctorate for his symphonic composition. Allan is famous for many things: a former keyboardist for Frank Zappa, discovered and mentored by Duke Ellington, writing scores for films like Death of a Soldier, playing acid jazz with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and musician with George Benson and Robbie Williams. We talked today about his wild and varied career."

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodOther Radio Interviews - no audio available (2001)

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keyboard wizard Allan ZavodFrank Zappa Tribute Show - audio available upon request (Dec 1993)

3RRR FM Melbourne 'FZ Tribute Show' Stephen Oliver & Trevor Loft plus interview with Allan Zavod. This interview occurred on 11 Dec, 1993 - just a week after Frank's Death.