Carl Vine : Represented Artist
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Artist website: http://www.carlvine.com
Carl Vine first came to prominence in Australia as a composer of music for dance, with 25 dance scores to his credit. His catalogue includes seven symphonies, nine concertos, music for film, television and theatre, electronic music and numerous chamber works. His piano music is played frequently around the world. Although primarily a composer of modern 'classical' music he has undertaken tasks as diverse as arranging the Australian National Anthem and writing music for the Olympic Games (1996 Atlanta Olympics, 'Sydney 2000' presentation).
Born in Perth, he studied piano with Stephen Dornan and composition with John Exton at the University of Western Australia. Moving to Sydney in 1975, he worked as a freelance pianist and composer with a wide range of ensembles, theatre and dance companies over the following decades.
Amongst his most acclaimed scores are Mythologia (2000), Piano Sonata (1990), Poppy (1978) for the Sydney Dance Company and Choral Symphony (No. 6, 1996) for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. His first six symphonies are available on the ABC Classics double-CD set Carl Vine: The Complete Symphonies performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Much of his chamber music is available on three discs from Tall Poppies Records (TP013, TP120 and TP190).
Since 2000 Carl has been the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia, the world's largest entrepreneur of chamber music. Since 2006 he has also been the Artistic Director of the Huntington Estate Music Festival, Australia's most prestigious annual chamber music event. His recent compositions include The Tree of Man for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gravity Road for the Queensland Youth Orchestra, Piano Concerto No 2 for the Sydney Symphony, and a Violin Concerto for the Australian Youth Orchestra.
In 2014 Carl was appointed an Officer of the Order Of Australia (AO) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. For more information visit www.carlvine.com.
Carl Vine — current to September 2014
Awards & Prizes
||Poets & fighters (soprano with string quartet)||Commissioned by Katie Noonan.|
|Implacable Gifts : Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (2018)||Commissioned by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Geoff Stearn for performance by West Australian Symphony Orchestra.|
|The Enchanted Loom : Symphony No. 8 : full orchestra (2018)||Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.|
|String quartet no. 6 : Child's play : string quartet (2017)||Commissioned by Frédérique Katz, Musica Viva Australia, Michael Katz.|
|The arrival of implacable gifts : for piano four hands (2017)||Commissioned by ZOFO Piano Duet.|
|Strutt Sonata : for cello and piano (2017)||Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia.|
Analysis & Media
- Document: Profile – Carl Vine
- Program note: Carl Vine's "Percussion Symphony"
- Program note: Carl Vine's "Symphony No. 4"
- Program note: Carl Vine's "Symphony No.4.2"
- Article: Interesting display of contemporary work
- Article: Knowing the score
- Article: Odd man out brings his many talents to town
- Article: Dawn of a new world symphony