||Carl's new Piano Sonata No 4 was
commissioned by American pianist
who gives the world premiere performance at
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall (New York), on Monday
2019. Ms Garritson has the exclusive right to perform the work until mid-2020.
||Carl's Sixth String Quartet, Child's Play,
will be played by the Goldner String Quartet
on 9 November at the Ukaria Cultural Centre
in Mount Barker (South Australia).
They perform it again on 17 and 21 November at the
2019 Huntington Estate Music Festival
in Mudgee, New South Wales.
||For the 30th and final Huntington
Estate Music Festival in November 2019 Carl has composed a new work to be the last music ever heard at the
festival. "A Farewell to Music" was commissioned by long-time festival patron
the late Jane Mathews AO, and features every musician appearing at the festival. The work is a solo cantata
setting of Shelley's evocative poem, Music, When Soft Voices Die.
||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.
||American pianist Lindsay Garritson
continues her worldwide premiere of Carl's
Fourth Piano Sonata in 2020 with performances in
London (Royal College of Music, 28 January),
Recital Centre, 16 April),
and Singapore (Esplanade Recital Studio, 2 May).
||On 26 June 2020 the
Piano Duo Hayashizaki-Hagemann
performs Carl's Sonata for Piano Four Hands
Art Museum Spendhaus in
This "Memories" program for piano four hands celebrates 50 years of the musica nova
concert series in Reutlingen.
||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.
||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 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
||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 for the production.
The duo also presented ZOFOMOMA in Tucson Arizona on April 18, 2019 for the
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music.
||Conductor Arvo Volmer directed the
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in the Estonian premiere of Carl's Symphony No 7 in
at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn.
||At the Huntington
Estate Music Festival in November 2018
Carl's piano trio, "The Village", was played by pianist
Jayson Gillham with Dimity Hall (violin) and Julian Smiles (cello).
The festival also included 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, November 2018, the
Sinfonieorchester TriRhenum Basel
performed Carl's fifth symphony, "Percussion Symphony".
The orchestra was joined by the
Black Forest Percussion Group
and conducted by Julian Gibbons.
||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 in August and September.
||Other performances by the Melbourne Symphony through 2018 conducted by Sir Andrew Davis included Carl's
MicroSymphony (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
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
in 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 of the work in October at
Carnegie Hall (New York) and Colorado University (Boulder),
and at Wigmore Hall (London) in November.
||In 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
in April 2017. Chicago Symphony trombonist
to whom the work is dedicated, was conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
The 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
which has produced an accompanying