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.
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.