Philip Bracanin : Represented Artist
Philip Bračanin is an Australian of Croatian parentage. From the age of six, he received piano lessons, and subsequently studied music and mathematics at the University of Western Australia, where he was awarded MA and PhD degrees for analytical studies of contemporary music. Emeritus Professor Bračanin retired in 2008 from the University of Queensland, where for nine years he was the Dean of the Faculty of Music, and for ten years, Head of the School of Music.
Included amongst his works are numerous chamber pieces (including three string quartets), solo song cycles with both piano and orchestral accompaniments, choral works, concerti for piano, violin, viola, cello, oboe, clarinet, trombone, guitar, two double concertos, one for guitar and oboe, and the other for guitar and vibraphone/marimba and two for orchestra. He has also written eleven symphonies, including a choral symphony (Symphony No. 2)), which is included in the ABC's The Classic 100 Symphony set of Australia's favourite symphonies.
In 1988 Bračanin was composer in residence at the
Anglo-Australian Music Festival in Birmingham, England. In 1991,
he fulfilled a similar role at the Bournemouth International
Festival, at which two of his works were performed, including a
festival commission. In May 1995, his first Symphony was
premiered by the Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra in Busan, Korea,
and in September his Choral Symphony (Symphony No. 2) was
premiered. Additionally, in 1995 his Guitar Concerto won the APRA
Award for the best Australian Classical Composition. In 2014 he
was composer in residence at the Rottingdean Spring Music
Festival, Brighton, England where three woks were performed and
his oboe concerto Shades of Autumn, was premiered.
His music has been recorded in Australia, Germany, Finland, and in the former Yugoslavia, and performed in Australia, Europe, Korea, Malaysia, Canada and the USA.
Philip Bracanin — current to May 2022
|Symphony No.7 : A Symphony for the Kalgoorlie Goldfields (2018)||Commissioned by Doug Daws and Peter Waterman|
||Se baila como eres I & II : two tangos for guitar and clarinet in B flat (2013)||Commissioned by Graham Hawkes.|
|Travel music for David : for piano trio (2010)||Commissioned by David Barker for performance by TRIOZ.|
|Centenary overture : full orchestra (2010)||Named in honour of and composed during the University of Queensland's centenary celebrations in 2010|
||St Lucia suite : for string orchestra (2007)||Commissioned by University of Queensland.|
|Psalms of thanksgiving and praise : SATB choir and soprano solo (2006)||Commissioned by the Newhaven Chorale|
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