Anthony John Whittaker-Mahoney was born in Warrington, Cheshire, UK. He studied piano with Peter Wild and composition with James Wishart and Ben Hackbarth.
He is a graduate of the University of London, BMus(Hons) and he has an MMus degree and PhD in original composition from the University of Liverpool. He also holds the LRAM diploma in piano teaching alongside ARCO and LTCL diplomas in organ performance.
Anthony started Lecturing in music in 1995 when he joined the staff of the School of Performing Arts at the City of Liverpool College. Since 2007, he has worked mainly freelance as a composer, arranger, pianist and teacher.
As a performer, Anthony has worked as a soloist, accompanist and repétiteur throughout Europe, Canada and the USA. He has played on BBC Radio, RTÉ 1 & 2, and has provided sound tracks for the BBC and Granada Television.
As a composer, he has had several commissions and performances. Early works were performed at the Royal Festival Hall and broadcast on S4C television. Drift, for six pianos, was performed by Joanna McGregor and Liverpool Hope University College Piano Ensemble as part of a Society for the Promation of New Music festival.
Later music includes the orchestral piece Another Place recorded by members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and solo pieces for the pianist, Fali Pavri, violinist, Steve Wilkie and Oboist, Manon Lewis. Internationally, a new work for solo horn was premiered in 2017 by Sam Bessen at the University of Maryland as was a piece for two flutes in Athens and Warsaw by Iwonka Glinka and Renata Guzik. A setting of Psalm 150 was performed in Nairobi Cathedral in July 2017. The organ piece, Fête de Chambard, written for Kevin Bowyer was recorded by him for the Priory label in 2019. Anthony was also selected to participate in the 250 Pieces for Beethoven project in Bonn, Germany. His piano piece, Micro-Sonatina is published in volume 6 and recorded by Susanne Kessel.