Tozer on Film
The world premiere of THE EULOGY (103 minutes, documentary film) will take place as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018, on Sunday 12 August, at 3:45pm at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne. The film reveals Tozer's musical genius from birth to death, and offers new insights into his extraordinary life and forty-five-year career as a concert pianist.
The Estate of Geoffrey Tozer
Dr Johnston is an experienced barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and in that capacity is the sole executor of the Estate of Geoffrey Tozer.
Geoffrey Tozer (1954-2009) was Australia's 'greatest and most recorded pianist', the only Australian pianist ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance. Tozer performed in more than forty countries during an international career that lasted for four decades. He was an exclusive artist of Chandos and the recipient of numerous prizes, having distinguished himself during his early career as a semi-finalist at Leeds (1969) and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1973) in Fort Worth, Texas.
In December 2014, the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Paul Keating launched the first recording ever to be made of Geoffrey Tozer's childhood compositions for the piano: Pieces from Childhood (Move).