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BIOGRAPHY 1 (standard: 315 words)

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 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 Mythologia (2000), 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, Australia's most prestigious chamber music event. His recent compositions include Five Hallucinations commissioned by the Chicago and Sydney Symphonies, Wonders for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Our Sons for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Concerto for Orchestra for the West Australian Symphony. In 2014 Carl was appointed an Officer of The Order Of Australia (AO) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. For more information visit www.carlvine.com.


BIOGRAPHY 2 (short: 174 words)

Carl Vine AO is one of Australia's best known and often performed composers, with a catalogue now including seven symphonies, eleven concertos, music for film, television, dance and theatre, electronic music and numerous chamber works. Although primarily a composer of modern 'classical' music he has undertaken tasks as diverse 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.

Since 2000 Carl has been the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia, the largest chamber music entrepreneur in the world. His recent compositions include Five Hallucinations commissioned by the Chicago and Sydney Symphonies, Wonders for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Our Sons for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Concerto for Orchestra for the West Australian Symphony. For more information visit www.carlvine.com.


BIOGRAPHY 3 (very short: 59 words)

Carl Vine AO was born in Perth, Western Australia. He has written 25 scores for classical dance, seven symphonies, eleven concertos and a wide range of chamber music as well as music for film, television and theatre. His music is available on more than 60 commercial recordings and is performed frequently around the world. For more information visit www.carlvine.com.


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