George Loughlin - Australian Heritage Series
George Loughlin was born in Liverpool, England. He studied piano and composition at the Royal College of Music, London, under such teachers as Arthur Benjamin and Gordon Jacob. Having spent most of the 1940’s in the school-teaching profession, followed by appointments at Toronto and Glasgow Universities, he arrived in Melbourne in 1958. From then until his retirement in 1979, George Loughlin held the position of Ormond Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne. Apart from teaching and performing, he composed a variety of piano works, chamber music and works for violin and cello. His Toccata for piano (first published in 1964), the Sonatina for violin and piano (first published 1979), and Three Short Pieces for Piano (first published 1975), will be republished by Wirripang.