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Katia Tiutiunnik : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Al hisar : cello solo by Katia Tiutiunnik, from the CD quickening

Photo of Katia Tiutiunnik


Katia Tiutiunnik is a composer, Research Affiliate at the University of Sydney and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. 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.

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.

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, 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, Russia, Serbia 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.

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.

Katia Tiutiunnik — current to July 2013

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
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) Commissioned for performance during Borealis Brass visit to the Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, in March 2013
Digital sheet music sample Le vie del vento divino : per flauto, 2 flauti bassi, flauto contrabasso e percussione (2013) Commissioned by Alice Bennett for performance by herself, Peter Sheridan, Arya Bastaninezhad and associates.
Le vie del vento divino : for ney, 2 bass flutes, contrabass flute and percussion (2013) Commissioned by Alice Bennett, Arya Bastaninezhad and Peter Sheridan with funds provided by the Australia Council Music Board.
Digital sheet music sample Invocazione a Dumuzi : for piano and violin (2011) composed for Ehsan Golkarfard
Digital sheet music sample Jehanne : for soprano and viola (2007) Commissioned by Elisabetta Faenza

Analysis & Media

- 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