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Tony Doheny

Tony Doheny

Tony Doheny

Lecturer
Lecturer (Violin)
Diploma of Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia
M.A., University of Iowa, 1967
D.M.A, Stanford University, 1972

About

Anthony Doheny was born in Rockhampton, Queensland. After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Diploma of Music, he spent six years as a member of the first violin section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In February 1966, he commenced a Master of Arts in music at the University of Iowa. Upon completing this degree in June 1967, he was then awarded a Fellowship Grant to undertake doctoral studies in music at Stanford University. His doctorate was completed in 1972, and during that time Doheny taught violin at the Yehudi Menuhin Program at Neuva Day School for Gifted Childen in Hillsborough, California. In June 1975, Anthony returned to Australia to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in violin at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. This position he held until, after the death of his wife, he entered the Conventual Franciscan Order in 1988. He is now a priest and currently Superior of the Order in Australia. Doheny has taught violin and viola at the Sydney Conservatorium, the University of Melbourne, and, most recently, at Monash University. Throughout his career, Doheny has continued to perform both in the United States and Australia. Former violin students include Graeme Jennings (former Second Violin, Arditti Quartet, London), Warwick Adeney (Co-Concertmaster, Queensland Orchestra), and many more in Australia and overseas. Doheny began composing seriously in 1990, and has written for piano, violin, voice, string trio, and other string music. Lately, he has concentrated on adding to the viola repertoire, which many teachers find to be very limited. Together with Fintan Murphy, head of strings at Monash University, a CD of Doheny’s works for viola and piano, titled Soul of the Viola, was produced and released in late 2004. At the suggestion of Murphy, Doheny has written a concerto for viola and string orchestra, which is scheduled to be premiered at Monash University in 2006. It will also be performed in San Francisco later that year.