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Kent Farbach : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Schadenfreude : for quintet by Kent Farbach, from the CD Big decisions

Photo of Kent Farbach

Photo: Kent Farbach

Kent Farbach received a B.Mus (1989) and M.Mus (1995) from Griffith University, later completing a PhD, Dean's List of Commendations (2000) and B.Ed (2003) at University of Queensland.

Kent was awarded the Amadeus Prize Dublin (1991) and was presented with his award at Dublin Castle. His commissioned work for the prize, 1845: An Irish Elegy, was performed in the National Concert Hall Dublin (1992), and later at Sydney Opera House by the SSO (1994). In 1991, Kent was highly commended for his entry in the International Rostrum of Composers, Paris.

Kent has received ABC commissions has introduced his music to audiences at QPAC, Melbourne Concert Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. Other commissions include the Seymour Group (1994), Brisbane Festival Inauguration (1996), Sydney Philharmonic Motet Choir (1996), Perihelion (1997), Brisbane Film Festival (1998), QPIX (1999), Qld Philharmonic Orchestra (2000), Topology (2001), Noosa Writers' Festival (2004), Gail Rutherford (2015) and Redlands Sinfonia (2016).

Kent's work has been awarded prizes, including the Brisbane Chorale Composition Prize (1990), Darling Downs Flute Society Composition Prize (1991), Adelaide Chamber Orchestra Composers' Prize (1992), and the Corbould Composition Prize (1998). Kent's most recent work 'Under Pewter Skies' was short listed in the Matt Withers Composition Competition (2018)

Kent has worked as a part-time lecturer with both Griffith University and the University of Queensland (1997-2000) and has been adjudicator for the Corbould Composition Prize (2000) and the ASME Young Composers Award (2003).

Kent Farbach — current to May 2020

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Chrome II : 3 pieces for viola da gamba solo (2014) Commissioned in 2014 by Gail Rutherford
Schadenfreude : for quintet (2001) Commissioned by Topology.
Digital sheet music sample Chrome : 3 pieces for cello solo (1995) Commissioned by Piet Noest
From quiet places : sextet (1993) Commissioned by Seymour Group.
1845 : an Irish elegy : for orchestra (1992) This work was written for the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. It was commissioned by Toyota Ireland as the award for winning the Amadeus Prize Dublin 1991.