Mr Carl Vine

Senior Lecturer in Composition

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

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) and 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. For more information visit www.carlvine.com.

Selected publications & creative works

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Musical Compositions

  • Vine, C. (2016). (i) I smell the unicorn (ii) The lemonade speaks (iii) Mama wants some cookies (iv) The Doppelgaenger (v) Hexagons in pink. London, UK: Faber Music Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2016). The Slope. London, UK: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2016). Wonders. London, UK: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2015). Our Sons. London, UK: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2015). Soliloquy. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2014). Concerto for Orchestra. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2014). Gravity Road: An Orchestral Tone Poem. Brisbane, Australia: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2013). Fantasia. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2013). Piano Trio "The Village". London, United Kingdom: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2012). Piano Concerto No 2. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2011). Violin Concerto. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2009). Sonata for Piano Four Hands. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2009). String Quintet. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2008). Symphony No 7: scenes from daily life. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.

2016

  • Vine, C. (2016). (i) I smell the unicorn (ii) The lemonade speaks (iii) Mama wants some cookies (iv) The Doppelgaenger (v) Hexagons in pink. London, UK: Faber Music Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2016). The Slope. London, UK: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2016). Wonders. London, UK: Faber Music.

2015

  • Vine, C. (2015). Our Sons. London, UK: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2015). Soliloquy. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music UK Ltd.

2014

  • Vine, C. (2014). Concerto for Orchestra. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2014). Gravity Road: An Orchestral Tone Poem. Brisbane, Australia: Faber Music.

2013

  • Vine, C. (2013). Fantasia. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2013). Piano Trio "The Village". London, United Kingdom: Faber Music UK Ltd.

2012

  • Vine, C. (2012). Piano Concerto No 2. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.

2011

  • Vine, C. (2011). Violin Concerto. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.

2009

  • Vine, C. (2009). Sonata for Piano Four Hands. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2009). String Quintet. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.

2008

  • Vine, C. (2008). Symphony No 7: scenes from daily life. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music Ltd.

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