Larry Sitsky at Eighty,
by ENDRE ANARU
In the year 2014 the great Australian composer, pianist, scholar and teacher Larry Sitsky celebrated his eightieth birthday. Fortunately, many concerts were presented to honour his birth, his achievements and his contributions to musical culture both in Australia and abroad.
Born in China of Russian parents, Larry Sitsky emigrated to Australia when young, pursued music studies with Winifred Burston, later studied in America with Egon Petri (from whom he imbibed the tradition of pianist-composer Ferruccio Busoni) and returned to Australia, eventually teaching at the Canberra School of Music (as Head of Keyboard Studies, then Head of Musicology and Head of Composition)...
Copyright © 30 December 2014 Endre Anaru,
Kuujjuaq, Ungava Bay, Canada