photo © 2011 KEITH SAUNDERS
Carl Vine first rose to prominence as a composer of music for
classical dance, with more than 20 scores to his credit.
He has since emerged as a major orchestral
composer with seven symphonies and nine concertos heading the catalogue,
and his piano music is performed frequently around the world.
He has an impressive catalogue of chamber music,
complemented by various work for film, television and
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).
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.
Reproducible portrait photos are available on the
graphic resources page.
On the 12th of July the Queensland Symphony performs Carl's
concerto for flute and strings, Pipe Dreams, at the
QSO Studio in South Bank, Brisbane.
The soloist is Hayley Radke, with conductor Sarah-Grace Williams.
In honour of the 80th anniversary of the birth of Glenn Gould,
Nonesuch Records released
The Art of Instrumentation (Homage to Glenn Gould), featuring
Gidon Kremer and
Kremerata Baltica. The album comprises music by eleven contemporary composers inspired by works of J.S. Bach that Glenn Gould recorded during his career. It includes the slow movement of Bach's F minor Klavier Concerto
(BWV1056) arranged by Carl Vine especially for the project.
ABC Classics has released
a new CD of Carl's complete string quartets performed by the
Goldner String Quartet.
The album includes quartets 2 to 5, and a selection of movements from the first quartet,
"Knips Suite". The cover features a striking oil painting by Queensland artist
Joel Rea. (The iTunes download includes an extra bonus movement from Knips Suite.)
has released the first commercial recording of Carl's
concerto for flute and strings, Pipe Dreams. The work was commissioned by the
Australian Chamber Orchestra, who perform it on
the new disc with stunning
Israeli flautist, Sharon Bezaly.
Much of Carl's music is available for immediate download on iTunes.
For a full listing of known albums, please click here.
(A limited selection is also available at
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.
to list all music by Carl Vine on the
Tall Poppies label.
Most of Carl's new music is published by
which hosts an
online music store
providing printed music as direct download ("digital print") or physical score.
Arkiv Music provides online sales of a wide array of
rare classical music recordings. It incorporates a growing collection of
Carl Vine titles, including several discs that are no longer available elsewhere.
Links to purchase recordings of music by Carl Vine through
www.buywell.com are provided
throughout this site.
Some of Carl's more popular titles at Buywell:
ABC Classics Label:
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