Mr Carl Vine

AO
Senior Lecturer in Composition

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Carl Vine AO is one of Australia's best known and often performed composers, with an impressive orchestral catalogue featuring seven symphonies and twelve concertos. His piano music is performed frequently around the world and recordings of his music on more than 60 CDs play regularly on Australian radio. He has an extensive range of chamber music alongside various work for film, television, dance and theatre. Although primarily a composer of modern art music, he has undertaken such diverse tasks as arranging the Australian National Anthem and writing music for the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games (Atlanta, 1996).

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 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. His recent compositions include "Implacable Gifts", a concerto for two pianos for the West Australian Symphony, and "Five Hallucinations" a trombone concerto for the Chicago and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. For more information visit www.carlvine.com

Awards and honours

Officer of The Order Of Australia (AO)

Selected publications & creative works

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Musical Compositions

  • Vine, C. (2017). String Quartet No. 6 (Child's Play): 1. Play, 2. Concentration, 3. Friendship, 4. Sleep, 5. Running. London, UK: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2017). Strutt Sonata. London, UK: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2016). Five Hallucinations for trombone and orchestra: (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). Poets and Fighters. 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.

2017

  • Vine, C. (2017). String Quartet No. 6 (Child's Play): 1. Play, 2. Concentration, 3. Friendship, 4. Sleep, 5. Running. London, UK: Faber Music UK Ltd.
  • Vine, C. (2017). Strutt Sonata. London, UK: Faber Music UK Ltd.

2016

  • Vine, C. (2016). Five Hallucinations for trombone and orchestra: (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). Poets and Fighters. 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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