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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 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. 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 Symphony Orchestra and to be premiered by outstanding international pianists Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott. WASO will be conducted by Rory Macdonald at the Perth Concert Hall on 11 & 12 May 2018. Carl has been appointed the 2018 Composer in Residence for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His music will feature in the Season Gala Concert (3 March), in 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 features 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, will be premiered by Julian Smiles and Ian Munro at the Huntington Estate Music Festival in Mudgee, Australia, on 23 November 2017. The music was composed for longtime patrons of the festival, Josephine and John Strutt, and was commissioned by Jo in honour of her husband.

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 featuring original music and artwork from around the world. Zofo presents the first public performances in various venues in Poland in September, including a special preview of ZofoMOMA at the Music on the Heights Festival in Zakopane. Zofo have previously released a brilliant Youtube clip of Carl's Sonata for Piano Four Hands.

The Takács Quartet presents the American premiere of Carl's Sixth String Quartet at Carnegie Hall, New York, on October 12 2017. They present further performances at Colorado University (Grusin Music Hall, Boulder) on October 29 & 30, and give the European Premiere at Wigmore Hall, London, on November 12. The new work was commissioned by Mike and Frédérique Katz, the Seattle Commissioning Club, and Carnegie Hall.

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.

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).
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. Click here to list all music by Carl Vine on the Tall Poppies label.
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 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.
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