Pius Gracio Anton started learning classical guitar when he was 12, in guidance of teachers like Ramiri and Reiner Wildt.
He also took part in many masterclasses from many international guitarists, such as :
- Iwan Tanzil (Germany) in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
- Aniello Desiderio (Italy) in 2005
- Alessio Monti (Italy) in 2007
- Christopher Mallet (USA) in 2014
- Shin-Ichi Fukuda (Japan) in 2014
- Kyuhee Park (South Korea) in 2015
Pius also works as Director of Academic in Excellent Music School located in Harapan Indah, Bekasi, Indonesia. Excellent Music School was founded in 1999 and now it has 475 students already in 2019. Pius also works as Director Music Academic at San San Hobby Center and music clinician at Harapan Indah Magazine. Pius is a founder of Excellent Guitar Quartet and Pius Gracio Guitar Orchestra. He also become a jury in many classical guitar competition in Indonesia and as jury in various countries such as The Tarrega Malaysia International Guitar Festival 2017, Hanoi International Guitar Competition 2018 Hanoi Vietnam, Thailand International Guitar Festival 2018 Bangkok and Hannabach Hanoi International Guitar Competition 2019 Hanoi Vietnam.
Pius organized many classical guitar competition in Indonesia; such as Excellent Guitar Indonesia Festival in 2009 and Valerio International Guitar Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). The seventh Valerio International Guitar Festival is going to be held in 2019. And now Valerio International Guitar Festival is one of most famous Guitar Festival.
His passion for classical guitar also guides him to the craft of making classical guitar. Valerio Guitar was established in 2009 as his brand of handmade classical guitar. Valerio Guitar is used by a lot of guitarists in Indonesia and other countries and received many praises.
In order to deepen his knowledge in art of making guitar, Pius attended many workshops ( Pansaeng, Wiroon, Narongsak, all is Thailand guitar maker ) One of them is guitar workshop from Andrea Tacchi, a very famous Italian luthier, in 2014.
In Jakarta Asean Guitar Festival event in 2015, Valerio Guitar was named the grand prize for a winner in this competition.
Valerio Guitar was also the grand prize for a winner in Tarrega Malaysia International Guitar Festival in 2015, 2016. 2017 and The next Hannabach Hanoi International Guitar Festival in 2019 also named Valerio Guitar as its grand prize.