Michael Moran

Warsaw, Poland

Australian author and classical musician.

He seriously studied the piano and harpsichord in London for many years. His piano teacher was Eileen Ralf, a former professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the inspiring teacher of the great Australian pianist Geoffrey Tozer.

His harpsichord teacher was Maria Boxall, editor of the keyboard works of the English Baroque composer and organist John Blow as well as a renowned Harpsichord Method.

He yearns for the South Pacific islands but through a number of unlikely events and coincidences beached up on the cold shores of the Baltic.

His latest book, a biography, was published in November 2016 and is entitled 'The Pocket Paderewski: The Beguiling Life of the Australian Concert Pianist Edward Cahill' (1885-1975). This artist rose from humble beginnings in the Australian bush to dazzling renown playing before royalty and the aristocracy in the glamorous London, Paris and French Riviera of the 1920s and 1930s. He was the author's great-uncle.

He has also written an historical novel set on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific in addition to award-winning literary travel books on Poland and Papua New Guinea.

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