John Bostock - composer/improvising musician. Among his composition teachers were: Arie Shapira (Israel) and Anne Boyd (Sydney, Australia), Leon Schidlowsky (Israel) and Ross Edwards (Sydney); jazz piano teachers: Hal Galper(New York)and Roger Frampton (Sydney) and Don Sebesky (New York) with whom he studied Contemporary Writing and Arranging.
“Bostock's works are the opposite of postcards: sketches of
feelings and emotions, based on patient observation and
profound attentiveness.” Ben Shalev Ha’Aretz.
Australian born pianist / composer John Bostock, who has
been living in Israel since the late 1980s, is one of the
most interesting musicians active in the country. Seeing
Sky, collects Bostock’s solo piano pieces, recorded over a
period of eight years. The music ranges from spontaneous
compositions to improvisations on written themes. It might
come as a great surprise to the listener to find out how
beautifully melodic this music is, even when completely
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Ph.D. in Composition from University of Sydney, 2004