In Conversation with Barry Conyngham
- Date: Friday, 18 May 2012, 3pm
- Venue: South Melbourne Town Hall — 210 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: $5 — Tickets can be purchased online
Barry Conyngham was born in Sydney, Australia and presently lives in Northern New South Wales. He studied with Peter Sculthorpe in Australia and with Toru Takemitsu in Japan.
Combining a distinguished academic career with his life as a composer, he has spent time at many prestigious institutions around the world. From 1993-2000 he was Foundation Vice-Chancellor of Southern Cross University. During 2000-2001 he held the position of Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. In 2001 he turned to full-time composition.
Conyngham has received numerous awards, prizes and grants for composition, including Churchill (1970), Harkness (1972-74), Australia Council (1975), and Senior Fulbright (1982) Fellowships. He has an ARIA and two Sounds Australian Critics Awards and has been twice recognised at the Paris Rostrum of Composers. In 1997 his contribution to his country was recognised when he became a Member of the Order of Australia.
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