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Luke Byrne : Associate Artist


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Luke Byrne is a Sydney-based composer, musical director and pianist. Recent commissions include Capricorn and Desert Sea for Sydney Philharmonia, Storm Bird, Buruwan Elegy and Birinyi for Gondwana Indigenous Children's Choir with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Where Sails Once Flew for Adelaide Chamber Singers. Luke arranged the national anthems for the 2015 Netball World Cup and in 2012 was composer-in-residence for Sydney Children's Choir.

In 2018, Luke's musical Between the Sea and Sky was selected for the New York Musical Festival where it won awards including Best Musical and Outstanding Music.

Luke is also a musical director in theatre, and in 2018 was the musical director for Sydney Theatre Company's The Harp in the South. Other credits include Muriel's Wedding and Chimerica (Sydney Theatre Company), The Events for Sydney Festival/Belvoir/Malthouse, Hamlet (Belvoir), The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (Belvoir/Sydney Festival) Big Fish (Hayes Theatre), and The World's Wife (Melbourne Theatre Company).


Luke Byrne — current to March 2019

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Buruwan Elegy : treble choir with piano (2016) Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre to be performed by the Gondwana Indigenous Children's Choir (Campbelltown choir) at the Commemoration Ceremony for the 200th Anniversary of the Appin Massacre, 17/4/2016
Digital sheet music sample Desert Sea : SATB choir and percussion (2015) Commissioned for the "to be sung on water" concert program with SPC Chamber Singers.
Digital sheet music sample Travelling companion : treble choir with piano (2012) Commissioned as part of the 2012 Composer-in-Residence program, in association with the Powerhouse Museum. Composed for the Elena Kats-Chernin and Stephen Leek Choirs.
Digital sheet music sample Kites : treble choir with piano (2012) Commissioned as part of the 2012 Composer-in-Residence program, in association with the Powerhouse Museum. Composed for the Paul Jarman and Dan Walker Choirs.
Digital sheet music sample The number one train : for unison treble choir and piano (2012) Commissioned as part of the 2012 Sydney Children's Choir Composer-in-Residence program, in association with the Powerhouse Museum. Composed for the Paul Stanhope, Michael Atherton and Joseph Twist Choirs.
Digital sheet music sample Tengo : a Spanish lesson, for treble choir and piano (2010) Commissioned for the Moorambilla Boys Choir and Tango Oz, for performance at the 2010 Moorambilla Festival.