Toni Lalich OAM has worked as an accompanist in Melbourne for the past 25 years, performing with professional singers and instrumentalists.
After completing her undergraduate studies in Western Australia, Toni studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. On her return to Australia Toni completed her Post Graduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts.
In 2011 Toni commenced the position of Company Manager for Short Black Opera and continues with her role as company vocal coach. Established in 2009 by Deborah Cheetham AO, Short Black Opera is a national not-for-profit opera company devoted to the development of Indigenous singers.
In 2019 Toni received a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the performing arts, particularly music.