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Nicole Murphy : Associate Artist

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Brisbane-based composer Nicole Murphy is the recipient of various awards, including the MAFB International Commissioning Prize, the Theodore Front International Orchestral Prize, the Nief Norf International Call for Scores and the Definiens C3 International Composer's Award. She was chosen as the young composer to represent Australia at the 30th Asian Composers League Festival in Tel Aviv (2012). Most recently, Nicole was selected as one of six composers to work with Steve Reich in Toronto as a part of Soundstreams' celebration of his 80th birthday.

Nicole has been commissioned by eminent arts organisations including the Australian Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dance (London), Experiments in Opera (New York), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Wild Rumpus (San Francisco), Chamber Sounds (Singapore), and the Definiens Project (Los Angeles). Her music has been performed by ensembles such as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Ars Nova (Dallas), Halcyon (Sydney) and Chronology Arts (Sydney). She has received performances at numerous festivals including the Atlantic Music Festival (Maine), the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Connecticut), the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, the Nief Norf Festival (Tennessee) and the Bowdoin International Music Festival (Maine).

She completed her Master of Music degree at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2011, under the tutelage of Dr Gerardo DiriƩ. During her undergraduate degree she studied under Gerard Brophy, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Music (Composition) with First Class Honours.

She currently holds the position of composer in residence at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries and works with Musica Viva in Schools (Qld), undertaking residency projects in remote communities. Nicole's music is published by Wirripang and she is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland.

Nicole Murphy — current to August 2016

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Untangled : sextet (2011) Composed for the 2011 Dallas Festival of Modern Music