Australian Brett Dean has plenty of global music-making
experience to go along with his early and solid at-home training.
After studying viola and composition in Australia, he moved to
Germany, where he won a gig as a substitute player with the
Berlin Philharmonic at age 22. He joined the orchestra
permanently in 1984, when he was 23, and played often under star
conductor Herbert von Karajan.
Dean's compositional gifts soon flowered in Europe, and his work
quickly gained ground, including a ballet score choreographed by
Jiÿrí Kylián and a clarinet concerto, Ariel's Music. He
frequently conducted his own ...