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 eight 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

2000: Australian Commonwealth Government Centenary Medal for Contribution to Australian Society

2005: Australia Council for the Arts, Don Banks Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music

2010: University of Western Australia, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music

2012: Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to music in Australia

2012: Honorary Fellow of the Collegiate of Specialist Music Educators

2014: Officer of The Order Of Australia (AO)

2018: APRA-AMC Art Music Award for Excellence by an Individual

2010: University of Western Australia, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music
2012: Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to music in Australia
2012: Honorary Fellow of the Collegiate of Specialist Music Educators
2005: Australia Council for the Arts, Don Banks Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music
2010: University of Western Australia, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music
2012: Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to music in Australia
2012: Honorary Fellow of the Collegiate of Specialist Music Educators
University of Western Australia - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music
2012 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to music in Australia
2012 Honorary Fellow of the Collegiate of Specialist Music Educators (for outstanding contribution to music educatio
University of Western Australia - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music
2012 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to music in Australia
2012 Honorary Fellow of the Collegiate of Specialist Music Educators (for outstanding contribution to music education)

Selected publications & creative works

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Musical Compositions

  • Vine, C. (2018). i. the loom awakens, ii. the social fabric, iii. sheer invention, iv. euphoria, v. imagining infinity. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2018). Implacable Gifts (concerto for two pianos and orchestra). London, United Kingdom: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2017). String Quartet No. 6 "Child's Play": i. Play ii. Concentration iii. Friendship iv. Sleep v. 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.

2018

  • Vine, C. (2018). i. the loom awakens, ii. the social fabric, iii. sheer invention, iv. euphoria, v. imagining infinity. London, United Kingdom: Faber Music.
  • Vine, C. (2018). Implacable Gifts (concerto for two pianos and orchestra). London, United Kingdom: Faber Music.

2017

  • Vine, C. (2017). String Quartet No. 6 "Child's Play": i. Play ii. Concentration iii. Friendship iv. Sleep v. 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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