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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). Carl was the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia from 2000 until 2019, and from 2006 also Artistic Director of the Huntington Estate Music Festival, Australia's most prestigious chamber music festival. Since 2014 he has been Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Reproducible portrait photos are available on the graphic resources page.


News
CDBaby Music has released a new album of Carl's piano music performed by American pianist Lindsay Garritson. It features the world premiere recording of Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata, commissioned by Ms Garriston, alongside his First Piano Sonata, the Anne Landa Preludes, Five Bagatelles and Toccatissimo. Lindsay Garritson continues her worldwide premiere of Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata in 2020 with performances in London (Royal College of Music, 28 January), Melbourne (Melbourne Recital Centre, 16 April), and Singapore (Esplanade Recital Studio, 2 May).
On 18 and 19 March 2020, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra will play Carl's Percussion Symphony conducted by Nicholas Milton AM. The program includes Saint-Saën's famous Organ Symphony and 'XPT' by Australian composer Natalie Williams. On 26 June 2020 the Piano Duo Hayashizaki-Hagemann performs Carl's Sonata for Piano Four Hands at the Art Museum Spendhaus in Reutlingen, Germany. This "Memories" program for piano four hands celebrates 50 years of the musica nova concert series in Reutlingen.

Recent Highlights
Carl's new Piano Sonata No 4 was commissioned by American pianist Lindsay Garritson, who gave the first performance at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall (New York), on November 11 2019. Ms Garritson has the exclusive right to perform the work until mid-2020. Carl's Sixth String Quartet, Child's Play, was played by the Goldner String Quartet on 9 November at the Ukaria Cultural Centre in Mount Barker (South Australia). They performed it again in late November at the 2019 Huntington Estate Music Festival in Mudgee, New South Wales.
Carl composed a new work to be the last music ever heard at the 30th and final Huntington Estate Music Festival in November 2019. "A Farewell to Music" featured every musician appearing at the festival. It is a solo cantata setting of Shelley's evocative poem, Music, When Soft Voices Die. Accomplished Thai pianist Poom Prommachart played Carl's Piano Sonata No 1 at the Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa on 27 October. Poom is co-founder and Artistic Director of the VP Agency in Singapore managing an exclusive roster of exceptional international pianists.
"Then and Now" is Carl's new song for Katie Noonan and the Australian String Quartet using the poetry of remarkable activist and artist Oodgeroo Noonuccal. It was premiered in an extensive concert tour of Australia starting at the Sydney Opera House on 28 October. The complete project is available on Katie's CD The Glad Tomorrow. The Jupiter String Quartet performs Carl's piano quintet, "Fantasia", with pianist Bernadette Harvey on a new CD on the Marquis Classics label. The album features the world premiere recordings of four works commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Available at the Marquis Website and on Amazon.
Carl's Choral Symphony (Symphony No 6) was performed at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago in June 2019. Carlos Kalmar conducted the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park. The ZOFO Piano Duet presented its ZOFOMOMA multimedia experience throughout Australia in May 2019. The performance included Carl's "Arrival of Implacable Gifts" for piano four hands, commissioned especially for the production.
Conductor Arvo Volmer directed the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in the Estonian premiere of Carl's Symphony No 7 in February 2019 at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn. 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.
also see: Archive Highlights


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 broad selection 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 buywellmusic.com are provided throughout this site.
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