Carl is the 2018
Composer in Residence for the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The orchestra has commissioned Carl's Eighth Symphony
which will be premiered under Chief Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis on
31 Aug &
The rest of the season also includes Carl's
( 9 &
and The Tree of Man
Carl's new concerto for two pianos, Implacable Gifts,
was commissioned by the West Australian and
Tasmanian symphony orchestras with support from philanthropist Geoff Stearn.
It was premiered by outstanding international pianists Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott conducted by Rory Macdonald
at the Perth Concert Hall on the 11th of May.
It is performed by the team again at
Federation Concert Hall (Hobart) on
Carl's 2nd Piano Concerto
received its Russian premiere on 30 December 2017
at the Mariinsky (3) Concert Hall in St Petersburg as part of the
Mariinsky International Piano Festival.
Pianist Mira Yevtich and the
were conducted by Valery Gergiev.
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 on
23 November 2017.
Carl's Sixth String Quartet, Child's Play, was premiered by the
Takács Quartet in August 2017 on its Australian
national concert tour for
Musica Viva Australia.
The group gave further performances at
Carnegie Hall (New York) on October 12,
Colorado University (Boulder) on October 29 & 30,
and at Wigmore Hall (London) on November 12.
On 17 September 2017, flautist Jiro Yoshioka
gave the first Japanese performance of Carl's flute concerto
Pipe Dreams at the
Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo.
The Otemachi Million Concert Orchestra was conducted by
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra gave the
Australian premiere of Carl's trombone concerto,
"Five Hallucinations" at the Sydney Opera House on
5 & 6 April, 2017.
Chicago Symphony trombonist
to whom the work is dedicated, was conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
The work's world premiere was given in October 2016 by Michael with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Rhod McNeill, Head of Arts and Communication at the
University of Southern Queensland, has written
an encyclopaedic reference and analysis of Carl's concert music.
It is available at
which has produced an accompanying
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