Antony Partos

Antony Michael Partos (born 1 August 1968) is an Australian film and TV composer. He specialises in creating scores that blend both acoustic and electronic elements with a mix of world musical instruments.[1] His feature film credits include Animal Kingdom (AFI Award for Best Feature Score)[2] The Rover, Disgrace, The Home Song Stories (AFI Award for best feature score) and Unfinished Sky (AFI Award for best feature score).

His scores for TV dramas include The Slap (AGSC Award for Best TV Theme), Mabo (AGSC Award for Best Telemovie Score), Rake (AGSC Award for best music in a TV Series and best song for a TV drama), Redfern Now (AACTA Award for best music score in television and best song for a TV drama).

Other projects include the United States feature film, 99 Homes, the award winning score for the feature film Tanna (AACTA and Film Critics Circle Award), the feature documentary Sherpa (winner of the AGSC as well as AACTA award for best music for a documentary)[3] alongside the drama series Love Child, Janet King and Jack Irish.

In 2015 Partos was the Vice-President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC).[4]

Early life

Antony Partos studied Piano, Horn and Composition at The Sydney Conservatorium High School from 1980 to 1986. In 1987 he was accepted into the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television, majoring in sound in 1991. In 1994 he formed the music production house, Supersonic, with composers Andrew Lancaster and Paul Healy, at Minton House in Sydney's Kings Cross. In 2010 Supersonic closed, and he and Lancaster formed the music production house, Sonar Music, at Fox Studios Australia in Moore Park, New South Wales.

Personal life

Antony Michael Partos' parents are Andrew Partos (born 1930) and Robin Partos (1938–2006) and his sister was Vanessa Partos (1970–1989). Partos' partner is Rebecca Gregg, they have two children.


Antony Partos (IMDb)

  • Composer (78 credits)
  • Music Department (28 credits)
  • Soundtrack (9 credits)
  • Sound Department (1 credit)

Awards and nominations

AFI / AACTA Awards


AFI Award for Best Original Music Score – Antony Partos[5]
2007 The Home Song Stories – composer
2008 Unfinished Sky – composer
2010 Animal Kingdom – co-composer with Sam Petty
2016 Tanna[6] – composer

AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score in Television – Antony Partos[5]
2013 Redfern Now – "Episode 3: Babes in Arms" – composer

AACTA Award for Best Sound in a Documentary – Anthony Partos[5]
2015 Sherpa[7] – composer


AFI / AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score – Antony Partos[5]
2002 Walking on Water – composer
2012 33 Postcards – composer
2014 The Rover – co-composer with Sam Petty

AACTA Award for Best Sound in a Documentary – Anthony Partos[5]
2013 Fallout – co-composer with Livia Ruzic and Keith Thomas


  1. "Antony Partos". Sonar Music. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. "ANTONY PARTOS". Sherpa. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. "Sonar Music's Antony Partos scores big at Australian film awards for Tanna and Sherpa". Ricki. Campaign Brief. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  4. "AGSC: What We Do". Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. Antony Partos at AFI or AACTA Awards:
  6. Tanna (track list). Tanna (film). AllMusic
  7. Tillnes, Jørn. (17 June 2016). Soundtrack Review: Sherpa. Soundtrack Geek.
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