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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 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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News
At the Huntington Estate Music Festival this November Carl's piano trio, "The Village", will be played by pianist Jayson Gillham with Dimity Hall (violin) and Julian Smiles (cello). The festival also includes his solo cantata "Our Sons", in memory of the Anzacs, sung by renowned soprano Taryn Fiebig accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music. In Switzerland on 24 and 25 November, the Sinfonieorchester TriRhenum Basel will play Carl's fifth symphony, "Percussion Symphony". The orchestra, joined by the Black Forest Percussion Group, will be conducted by Julian Gibbons.
Conductor Arvo Volmer directs the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in the Estonian premiere of Carl's Symphony No 7 on 14 & 15 February 2019 at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn. The ZOFO Piano Duet presents its ZOFOMOMA multimedia experience throughout Australia in May 2019. The performance includes Carl's "Arrival of Implacable Gifts" for piano four hands, commissioned for the production. The duo also presents ZOFOMOMA in Tucson Arizona on April 18, 2019 for the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music.

Recent Highlights
As the culmination of his time as 2018 Composer in Residence for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Carl's eighth symphony, The Enchanted Loom, was premiered by Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis in Melbourne between 30 August and 1 September. Other performances by the Melbourne Symphony through 2018, all conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, included Carl's MicroSymphony (Symphony No 1 - Season Gala Concert in March), Concerto for Orchestra (May), the orchestral fanfare "V" (BBC Proms concert in July), "Smith's Alchemy" (August) and "The Tree of Man" (September).
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 in Perth and Hobart in May 2018. In early 2018, the Australian Ballet's tribute to iconic Australian choreographer Graeme Murphy included Carl's orchestral music for the ballet "The Silver Rose". The production had extended seasons at the Victorian Art Centre in March, and at the Sydney Opera House in April.
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 XIIth Mariinsky International Piano Festival. Pianist Mira Yevtich and the Mariinsky Orchestra 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 Takeshi Ooi.
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 Michael Mulcahy, 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. Professor 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 Wildbird Music, which has produced an accompanying Spotify playlist.

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.au are provided throughout this site.
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