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Carl Vine AO is one of Australia's best known and often performed composers, with an impressive orchestral catalogue featuring seven symphonies and eleven 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 Olympic Games (Closing Ceremony, Atlanta 1996). In his role as Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia, Carl is also Artistic Director of the Huntington Estate Music Festival, Australia's most prestigious chamber music festival. Since 2014 Carl has also been Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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Carl is currently composing a Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, commissioned by the West Australian and Tasmanian symphony orchestras with support from philanthropist Geoff Stearn. It will be be premiered in 2018 by outstanding international pianists Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott conducted by Rory Macdonald at the Perth Concert Hall on 11 & 12 May, and at Federation Concert Hall (Hobart) on 19 May. Carl is the 2018 Composer in Residence for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His music will feature in the Season Gala Concert (3 March), Beethoven's Eroica (10, 11 & 12 May), Dale Barltrop ( 9 & 10 Aug), Holst's The Planets (30, 31 Aug & 1 Sep), and Chamber 3 (9 Sep). The Holst program will feature the world premiere of Carl's Eighth Symphony commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
Carl's new work for cello and piano, the Strutt Sonata, was premiered by Julian Smiles and Ian Munro at the Huntington Estate Music Festival in November. The music was composed for longtime patrons of the festival, Josephine and John Strutt, and was commissioned by Jo in honour of her husband. The broadcast by ABC Classic FM can still be heard here (starting at 08:56). Carl's 2nd Piano Concerto will receive its Russian premiere on 30th December at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg as part of the XIIth Mariinsky International Piano Festival. The soloist will be Mira Yevtich and the Mariinsky Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev.
Carl's new work for piano four hands, The Arrival of Implacable Gifts, was commissioned by the Zofo Piano Duo as part of their ZOFOMOMA project that combines original music and artwork from around the world. Upcoming performances can be seen at the Recital Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Jan 27 2018, and again at National Sawdust in Brooklyn (NY) on Feb 23 2018. Zofo previously released a brilliant Youtube clip of Carl's Sonata for Piano Four Hands. Professor Rhod McNeill, Head of Arts and Communication at the University of Southern Queensland, has written a comprehensive analysis of music Carl composed before 2017. Although it doesn't cover the composer's "commercial" work for theatre or media, it is an encyclopaedic reference of his concert music. It is available at Wildbird Music, which has produced an accompanying Spotify playlist. Andrew Ford presented a fascinating and revealing interview about the book with Rhoderick and Carl on his Music Show on ABC Radio National.

iTunes
Much of Carl's music is available on iTunes. You can also see the selected iTunes listing on this site. (A limited selection is also available at amazon.com).
Spotify
Carl Vine - a limited selection because Spotify doesn't suport composer listings.
Tall Poppies Records
This Australian record label has released a wide range of Carl's chamber music.
Faber Music
Most of Carl's new music is published by Faber Music, which hosts an online music store providing printed music as direct download ("digital print") or physical score.
Arkiv Music
Arkiv Music provides online sales of a wide array of rare classical music recordings. It incorporates a substantial collection of Vine titles including several discs that aren't available anywhere else.
Buywell
Links to purchase recordings of music by Carl Vine through www.buywell.com are provided throughout this site.
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