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Sonny Chua is an Australian composer, educator and pianist. His piano teachers were students of Claudio Arrau, Nadia Boulanger, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and Alfred Cortot. These musicians. with a linage back to Liszt and Beethoven, continue to inspire the work and tradition of the composer/teacher. Chua's original music is stylistically eclectic, showing diverse influences. His works for pianists of all ages often revel in the fun of motivic development as well as the joy of playing.

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Chua has been a musical director for the Walt Disney Company, President of the Association of Music Educators (Victoria), and a presenter at the ISME World Conference in Malaysia and Brazil. He is co-ordinator  of Keyboard at Carey Baptist Grammar School and lives in Melbourne with his music teacher wife (Mel), two young daughters (Aria and Umi) and Eski, their trusty dog.