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Katia Tiutiunnik : Represented Artist

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Random Audio Sample: Al-Hisar : A tribute to the people of Iraq, for violoncello by Katia Tiutiunnik, from the CD Cities of the gods


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Katia Tiutiunnik is a composer, and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney. She has mastered several languages as an adjunct to her research. Tiutiunnik was the first Australian composer to be appointed visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York. She was also the first Australian to complete a residency at Charles Morrow Productions, New York, where she composed a work for three-dimensional soundcube, presented in Cologne, in November 2005. Most recently, she was a Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia, from March 2012 until April 2016, after which she declined the offer of a futher extension to her contract there.

Tiutiunnik has been awarded numerous international travel grants, commissions and other sponsorship from the government and private sectors.

Tiutiunnik earned her PhD from the Australian National University and was awarded the highest Italian postgraduate diploma from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, where she studied with Franco Donatoni. She obtained her BMus from Sydney Conservatorium, where she was awarded all three of their composition prizes. In December 2009, Tiutiunnik's PhD dissertation was published and released internationally.

Besides Franco Donatoni, Tiutiunnik's former composition teachers include Michael Smetanin, Larry Sitsky, Gillian Whitehead, Bozidar Kos and Richard Toop.

In March 2007, Tiutiunnik was invited to Saint Petersburg as part of festivities held in celebration of two hundred years of business relations between Australia and Russia. Prominent Russian musicians, including the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet of Saint Petersburg and pianist Anna Shpagina, performed Tiutiunnik's works in a concert held in the Palace of the Saint Petersburg Composers' Society, as part of those festivities. (Tiutiunnik also performed the viola during the concert.) Tiutiunnik also lectured at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory of Music and was interviewed by Radio Maria. Tiutiunnik's travel to this event was funded by a sponsor and her concert and reception were sponsored by the Australian Embassy in Moscow, the Honorary Australian Consul in Saint Petersburg and others.

Tiutiunnik's music has been performed in Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan (including a historical performance of a symphonic poem dedicated to Queen Noor of Jordan, in September 1999 as part of the 28th General Assembly of the International Music Council), Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Thailand the UK and the USA. Tiutiunnik has lectured worldwide and her works are held in important international libraries, including the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Presentations on Tiutiunnik's music have been given by Professor James Bicigo (of the University of Alaska Fairbanks), in Australia and the USA. Tiutiunnik's music has also been used for theatrical productions in Australia, the UK and the USA. Commercial CD recordings of her work include those by Laura Chislett, Stephanie McCallum and Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Forty live and studio recordings of her worked are commercially published by Alexander Street Press, as are over thirty five of her scores. Other publishers include TauKay Edizioni Musicali (TEM), Italy and Charles Morrow Productions.

In December 2009, the historic 'Borealis in Australis' tour featured over ten Australian performances of Tiutiunnik's compositions, by Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Borealis Brass also completed a historic tour of Tanjung Malim, Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a guest of the Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA (where Tiutiunnik is a Senior Lecturer in Composition), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris UPSI) and Yamaha, Malaysia.

Tiutiunnik's music continues to be broadcast internationally and performed by numerous international artists, including Iwona Glinka, Bridges Collective, Elizabeth Reid, Roberto Fabbriciani, Vilma Campitelli and her ensemble, Luis Casal, Emille Blondel, Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Pemi Paull, Merietta Oviatt, Alice Bennett, Laila Engle, Peter Sheridan, Arya BastaninEzhad, Jane Bishop, John Sharpley, Akiko Otako, Kalin Yong, Roger Vigulf and others. Tiutiunnik has also performed as a violist at LASALLE College, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, UPSI, the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere.


Katia Tiutiunnik — current to April 2016

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Voices in the night : for cello and voices Composed for the "Lullabies for Free Children" project, World Music Days 2005, Daniel Pearl Foundation.
Digital sheet music sample Le vie del vento divino : for alto flute, 2 bass flutes, contrabass flute and percussion (2015) The work was commissioned by Alice Bennett with funds awarded by the Music Board of the Australia Council
Digital sheet music sample Az-Zuhoor : an elegy for 'oud (2014) Commissioned by Nathan Fischer.
Digital sheet music sample Al-Laila : a lamentation for 'oud (2014) Commissioned by Dr. Nathan William Fischer
Digital sheet music sample Ballando con la vita : per trombone e violino (2013) This work was commissioned by Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines, USA. It is dedicated to him and his son, Enzo Baldanza. Ben, an accomplished trombonist commissioned the work so he could perform it with his son, Enzo, a violin student.
Digital sheet music sample Al-Falaq : for trumpet, trombone, 2 gendang, gong agung and togunggak ensemble (2013) l-Falaq was commissioned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), for the visit of Borealis Brass of UAF to Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), in March 2013

Analysis & Media

Book: Dreams of the Orient : a western art music composer's journey into the Arab Islamic world / Katia Tiutiunnik.

Book: Al-Mi'raj : a mystical journey by night / Katia Tiutiunnik.

Book: Creative journeys when composers collaborate / Katia Tiutiunnik, Ross James Carey.

- Article: Interesting display of contemporary work

- Article: Babylon, the "Gate of the Gods", in the symbolic realm of "Tre preghiere di Nabuccodurissor" for guitar
by Katia Tiutiunnik
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series VIII: Art • Sport • Vol. 4 (53) No. 1 - 2011

- Article: "Mahdoom" for trombone solo: for the children of Iraq
by Katia Tiutiunnik
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series VIII: Art • Sport • Vol. 4 (53) No. 1 - 2011

- Video: Between two rivers: A trilogy, by Katia Tiutiunnik

- Video: Between two rivers - a trilogy, by Katia Tiutiunnik

- Video: Night journey by Katia Tiutiunnik