Mack Jost studied music at the University of Melbourne, gaining a Bachelor of Music in 1939, and later a Diploma of the Master School of Music. He was appointed Chief Study Teacher at the Melbourne University Conservatorium in 1949, and in 1962 became Senior Lecturer in Pianoforte. He taught and examined for over 50 years, in recognition of which he was awarded a Honourary Fellowship of the AMEB.
During several international concert tours Mack performed in European capitals as well as in Asian centres. In Australia he was engaged by the ABC to collaborate with distinguished visiting artists, and performed 21 different concertos with the Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmanian orchestras. He was also an avid art collector, and donated over 250 works of Australian Art to the Horsham Art Gallery.
Mack was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1986 for services to music and the arts.
(1918 – 2000)