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Luke Byrne : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Whale Pavane : for cello and piano by Luke Byrne, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 129.

Photo of Luke Byrne

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Luke Byrne is an Australian composer and musician, currently based in London where he is a Visiting Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Associate Teacher at the London Academy of Music & the Dramatic Art (LAMDA). This year Luke completed his Masters of Opera Making & Writing at Guildhall, studying under eminent composers Julian Phillips and John Harle and in partnership with the Royal Opera.

Luke's choral compositions are performed around Australia and the world, from Sydney to Hannover, Uluru to Cambridge. These include Desert Sea, Capricorn and Earthrise for Sydney Philharmonia, and Storm Bird, Buruwan Elegy and Birinyi for Gondwana Indigenous Children's Choir and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Luke is also a musical director and composer in theatre, including The Harp in the South, Muriel's Wedding and Chimerica for the Sydney Theatre Company, and Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, Hamlet and The Events for Belvoir St Theatre. Luke's first musical Between the Sea and Sky was selected for the 2018 New York Musical Festival where it won five awards including Outstanding Score and Best Musical.

Luke Byrne — current to September 2022

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample The Six Swans : SSATB Choir & Piano (2019) Commissioned by Hunter Singers for their 30th Birthday Concert
Digital sheet music sample Four Songs from Grimm's : for SATB choir and piano (2017) Commissioned by The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education, for the NSW Public Schools Singers, Music Director Elizabeth Scott
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 Three Pieces for New England : for SA children's choir, cello and piano (2016) This work was commissioned for the Combined Primary Choir in 'New England Sings' 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 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.