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 four symphonies, including a choral symphony (Symphony
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 Pusan, 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 August 2014
|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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