Allan Zavod In Depth: as Composer, Performer, Director, and Educator - as well as awards he has received. Portrait is the 2001 Archibald Prize Entry of Allan Zavod By Monica Adams

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Learn from the BestZAVOD AS A COMPOSER:

Orchestral works

>>  Concerto Australiana: Concerto for Piano, Jazz Rhythm Section and Orchestra

  •    Australia Council commission for Australia Day Bicentennial celebrations - Sydney Opera House
      --   Performed by Australian Youth Orchestra: With Zavod on Piano, David Jones on Drums, and Craig Scott on Bass
      --   Televised live on A.B.C. following speech by H.R.H. Prince Charles
      --   C.D. available: 'Music for Australia Day' 1988


>>  Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz trio and Orchestra

  •    World Premiere Symphony Australia commission: Opened Adelaide Symphony season - Performed by the A.S.O. with soloist James Morrison and Zavod leading the Jazz Trio John Morrison on Drums, and Natalie Morrison on Bass
  •    Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Sydney Opera House - 3 performances, 1 Penrith. Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz Trio and Orchestra
  •    'Meet the Music' series: Manuscript and CD studied by Music students at ALL High schools in N.S.W. [Australian Composition Resource Kit]
      --   National Broadcast A.B.C. Classic FM
      --   Also see N.S.W. Education Dept. and training. 'H.S.C. Online'
  •    Munich Symphony Orchestra in Munich Germany. Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz Trio and Orchestra. Morrison soloist . Zavod piano
  •    Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz Trio and Symphony Orchestra. Munich Radio Orchestra, Munich Germany


>>  'Humanity United' Concerto for Violin with Choir, Jazz Trio and Orchestra

  •    written for The Red Cross to commemorate the centenary of the presentation of the first Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901 to the founder of The Red Cross
      --   C.D. of Violin Concerto: Presented to members of the United Nations and the International Red Cross at ceremony in Geneva Switzerland November 2001. [U.N . recipient of 2001 Nobel Peace Prize]


>>  Concerto for Trombone, Jazz Trio and Orchestra

  •    World Premiere : Australia council commission to be Performed by the Australian youth Orchestra. With James Morrison as soloist and Zavod on Piano. Broadcast live throughout Europe
  •    Trombone concerto performed by The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


>>  'Urban Concerto' for Guitar and Orchestra"

  •    SBS Youth Orchestra opens its 2010 season with the world premiere performance of "Urban Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra" by Composer Allan Zavod performed by the brilliant guitarist Slava Grigoryan at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, NSW


>>  Oboe Concerto "Resilient Spirit"

  •    Performed by Queensland Youth Symphony & Diana Doherty (Oboe Soloist) at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre - Dedicated to the people of Queensland during the 2011 floods.


>>  'Ballade For Annia' - Australian archive of Jewish music, Monash University


>>  'Youth Suite for Classical and Jazz Ensemble' - Commissioned by Wesley College Melbourne, Australia


>>  Guest conductor - The Greater Palm Beach Symphony, Palm Beach Florida


>>  'Force D'Esprit' - Commissioned and performed by Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Klauspeter Seibel. World premiere New Orleans US


>>  'Good Vibrations' - A concertato composed for Orchestra. World Premiere performed by the Queensland Youth Orchestra, at Q.PAC Concert Hall, Qld. Aus.


>>  'Flurry' - A work for violin, clarinet and piano - was premiered in PLEXUS: Progressions at the Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre


>>  'Environmental Symphony' - Zavod's cinematic composition performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, including introductory narration and synchronised visuals, at the Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre.

Large Ensemble Works

>>  'Le Promenade' from the Autumn Rags Series. Commission by the Australian Youth Symphonic Band

Works for Pianoforte

>>  'Cinders' Jazz
>>  'Circles' Jazz
>>  'Crystal mist' Jazz
>>  'At the Drop of a Bowler hat' Jazz
>>  'Flying Willow' Jazz
>>  'Right hand man' love theme
>>  'Ballade for Annia' Private commission Recorded Melba Hall Melbourne University
>>  'Olympic Rhapsody' Recorded and performed for the I.O.C. [at French Olympic Headquarters, Billich Gallery] Olympic games Sydney 2000

Choral Works

>>  'Rockin Along' - Australian Girls Choir commission

Feature Film Composer

>>  'Death of a soldier' [starring James Coburn] AUS. Soundtrack Filmtrax United Kingdom
>>  'The Big Hurt' Valhalla AUS.
>>  'The Right Hand Man' [starring Rupert Everett & Hugo Weaving] U.A.A. AUS.
>>  'The Time Guardian' [starring Tom Burlinson] Hemdale AUS.
>>  'The Howling III' Bancannia U.S.A.
>>  'Sebastian and the Sparrow' [Dir. Scott Hicks 'Shine'] Kino AUS.
>>  'Communion' [Eric Clapton opening theme] U.S.A.
>>  ''Martians Go Home' [starring Randy Quaid] Ed Pressman Film U.S.A.
>>  'A Sting In The Tail' AUS.
>>  'Garbo' AUS.
>>  'Full Fathom Five' U.S.A.
>>  'Hot Blooded American Woman' [starring Christopher Plumber] CAN.
>>  'Shotgun Wedding' AUS.
>>  'Art Deco Detective' U.S.A.
>>  'Back in Business'. [starring 'The Boz': Brian Bosworth] Columbia Tristar Sony U.S.A.
>>  'Snide and Prejudice' Sony U.S.A.
>>  'Justice' AUS.
>>  'Dead End' AUS.


>>  T.V.I.D. [Arizona U.S.A.]
>>  'The Homeless' [Documentary Open Channel]
>>  'Made in Australia' [Documentary Media Cast]
>>  'Asian Broadcasting Union' Pop song contest [ Special S.B.S.]
>>  'Good Vibrations' [Seven network]
>>  'Secrets' [A.B.C.]
>>  'A Country Practice' [Ten network]
>>  'Adventures of the Bush Patrol' 78x1/2 hr [Seven network]
>>  'State Coroner' 1 & 2 [Ten network]
>>  'Li'l Elvis' [Childrens Television Foundation]
>>  'Child Star' Shirley Temple Story [Disney-Village Roadshow]

Documentaries & Commercials

>>  T.V. I.D. [Arizona U.S.A.]
>>  'The Homeless' [Open Channel]
>>  'Made in Australia' [Media Cast]
>>  A.B.U. Pop Song Contest [ Conductor Special S.B.S.]
>>  Monsanto
>>  Australia Day Special [A.B.C.]
>>  Gas & Fuel
>>  Salvation Army
>>  Cadbury's
>>  Erickson
>>  Sigma
>>  Martin Bright Steel
>>  G.M.H. Commodore Series 11
>>  Forest Industries
>>  Dunlop
>>  Skinny Milk
>>  Nintendo
>>  Amcal
>>  Budget Eyewear

Live Theatre

>>  The Hobbit J.RR. Tolkien
>>  It's A Dads Thing

Song Writer

>>  'Time Can't Keep Us Apart' [Singer Kate Ceberano] Asian Broadcasting Song Contest Malaysia Winner. Representing Australia.
>>  'This time I Know' [singer Angry Anderson] Film 'Time Guardian'
>>  'Li'l Elvis' Australian Television Childrens Foundation
>>  'Your Heart Holds the Answer' JRR Tolkien The Hobbit'

Learn from the BestZAVOD AS A PERFORMER:

Keyboard player for:

>>  Glenn Miller Orchestra [world tour]
>>  Cab Calloway
>>  Maynard Ferguson Big Band [world tour and recording. Chameleon CBS records]
>>  Woody Herman Orchestra [world tour]
>>  Jean-Luc Ponty [3 world tours, 4 plat. Albums, U.S.A.]
>>  Billy Cobham band [life & times C.B.S.]
>>  George Benson
>>  Mike Gibbs & Gary Burton
>>  Don Ellis
>>  Frank Zappa [world tour]
>>  Maurie Fields
>>  Judith Durham
>>  Kate Ceberano
>>  Marina Prior
>>  Australian Pops Orchestra
>>  Australian youth Orchestra
>>  Sydney Symphony Orchestra
>>  Melbourne Symphony orchestra
>>  Australian girls choir
>>  Victorian Government
>>  Australian Tourism
>>  Government House
>>  National Gallery
>>  Prime Ministers concert
>>  Murdock Institute
>>  M.S. Assoc.
>>  Spastic Children Society
>>  Jewish Museum
>>  Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund
>>  Dalai Lama
>>  Fred Hollows
>>  Wrigleys Mansion Club. Arizona
>>  Crown Casino
>>  Sheraton Bali
>>  Longies Maui Hawaii
>>  The colony Pavilion Florida. 'A tribute to Gershwin's America'
>>  Concert hall Munich Germany - Piano - 'Zavod Trumpet Concerto'
>>  Concert hall Munich Germany - Piano - 'Zavod Trombone Concerto'
>>  Concert hall Munich Germany - Piano - 'James Morrison Quartet'
>>  Good Morning Australia - Piano - Music Director (MD)
>>  Greater Palm Beach Symphony - 'Carnival of the Animals'
>>  Stonnington Symphony Melbourne
>>  Spicks and Specks
>>  Banksia Awards
>>  The Abbotsford Convent
>>  'The Basement' Jazz Club (Syndey)
>>  Paris Cat
>>  Wine and Food Festival
>>  Chianti Classico
>>  Ballarat Goldfields
>>  Brunswick 2013 Beethoven Festival
>>  Live At Baker Street: "33 Thursday" (AKA Maven Room)
>>  Feast Of Music at Chianti Classico
>>  Zebra Rock Gallery in Kununurra, Western Australia
>>  Live only at The Groove! Phnom Penh
>>  Ruby's Music Room
>>  The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Paradise Showroom (Surfers Paradise, QLD)
>>  Cafe Latte's Jazz at Hawksburn Village
>>  Marquee Lounge Bar at Trak Centre in Toorak Village
>>  Vietnamese National Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi Vietnam at the Ha Noi Opera House
>>  Sax N Art Jazz Club, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
>>  Mildura's Murray River International Music Festival
>>  Music Without Borders, Jazz Club, Arezzo Italy (in Tuscany)
>>  AZAMARA Journey on the Gallipoli-2015 cruise for Anzac Day centennial
>>  Beleura House in Mornington

On Tour

>>  2015 Europe Tour. Solo and trio
>>  2014 Asia Tour Vietnam, Cambodia Hong Kong
>>  2008 Aus Concert trio ZBG Australian 'Sting' Tour
>>  2004 Hardbite Northern European tour
>>  1973-1990s Allan Zavod Trio Australia wide
>>  1972-1986 Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Glenn Miller Orchestra


>>  Cab Calloway Bermuda M.D.
>>  Hamilton Princess Bermuda
>>  Van Johnson Special U.S.A. M.D.
>>  'Kiss Me Kate' U.S.A - Conductor
>>  A.B.C. Showband AUS.
>>  Tonight show Johnny Carson. C.B.S. U.S.A.
>>  Asian Broadcasting union Song contest Malaysia
>>  Melbourne Jazz Choir
>>  Melbourne Youth Symphonic Band
>>  Judith Durham [Seekers]
>>  Judith Durham Music Event World Cup Cricket final. M.C.G. - Conductor
>>  'H.M.S. Pinafore' Pollywoodside ship. Melbourne - Conductor
>>  Hyatt Hotel Cabaret show. Melbourne
>>  Crown Casino Cabaret show. Melbourne
>>  'Good Morning Australia' T.V. [relieving]
>>  Australian Childrens Television Foundation - Arranger
>>  Michael Jackson's 'Sisterella' Musical Mozart - Arrangement
>>  'It's A Dads Thing' Brahms Lullaby Arrangement
>>  Springtime in Paris Concert Palm Beach Florida - Conductor


>>  Berklee School of Music Boston U.S.A. Professor of Music
>>  Melbourne University Master Classes
>>  Collingwood Tafe Master Classes
>>  A.B.U. Song Contest Judge
>>  Penguin Music Awards Judge
>>  Best Commercial for Music Judge
>>  2001 Australian Musician Magazine Writer &. Keyboard lessons
>>  Rolling Stone Music Magazine Writer
>>  New Faces T.V Talent Show Judge Finals
>>  Australian Film Institute Awards Judge
>>  Melbourne University Lectures 'Careers in Music'
>>  Stonnington Council Mentor Program
>>  Lectures "Careers in Music" University of Melbourne
>>  Allan Zavod Classical/Jazz Music Scholarship Award: University of Melbourne (See Composers Awards)
>>  Allan Zavod Classical/Jazz Music Scholarship Award: Monash University (See Performers Awards)
>>  Guest Lecturer composers seminar University of Melbourne
>>  Stonnington Council "Mentor program" guest speaker. (Part of Federation celebrations: designed to assist local students in decision making and professional development)
>>  Artist in residence (Jazz composition and improvisation) Wesley College Melbourne
>>  Youth Suite for Classical and Jazz Ensemble Commission Wesley College 2002 Speech Night
>>  Mannix College - Monash Uni Fellow: Contributes to college life, academic pursuits and college philanthropic endeavours.
>>  Master Class at Broome Senior High School for Senior Music students
>>  Master Class at the Mildura's Murray River International Music Festival

Learn from the BestZAVOD's AWARDS:

>>  Winner of Asia Broadcasting Union Song Contest
>>  International Film and Television Award New York City, [best soundtrack for a commercial]
>>  W.R.O.C. Australian Songwriters Award
>>  Australian Writers and Art Directors Award
>>  Australian Film Composers [Sandy Dennis] Award
>>  Winner of Australia Council Music Fund Grants: 1988, 1997, 2002
>>  Winner of the 2006 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's International Composers Competition (Festival of Living Composers)
>>  Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the performing arts as a musician and composer, 2017

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