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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). From 2000 until 2019 Carl was the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia. Within that role he was also Artistic Director of the Huntington Estate Music Festival from 2006, and of the Musica Viva Festival (Sydney) from 2008. Carl has been Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 2014.

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News
The Vision String Quartet is scheduled to play Carl's Third String Quartet at the Kleiner Saal of Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie on 14 January 2021. With the continued uncertainty of concert activities during the global pandemic, there may be no news of future performances for some time.

Recent Highlights
On In June 2020 the Piano Duo Hayashizaki-Hagemann was scheduled to perform Carl's Sonata for Piano Four Hands at the Art Museum Spendhaus in Reutlingen, Germany. The venue is closed until further notice due to Covid-19. The innovative multimedia experience ZOFOMOMA featuring Carl's "Arrival of Implacable Gifts" was to receive new performances from the ZOFO Piano Duet in the USA. All performances have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
Lindsay Garritson's worldwide premiere tour to launch Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata is on hold due to Covid-19. Her performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia and at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore have both been postponed until next year. Ms Garritson's exclusive right to perform the work has been extended until mid-2021. Performances of Carl's Percussion Symphony on 18 and 19 March 2020, by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Milton AM, were cancelled due to Covid-19.
Carl's Piano Sonata No 4 was commissioned by Lindsay Garritson who gave the first performance at Carnegie Hall (New York) on November 11 2019. Ms Garritson gave further performances in Barcelona at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Jan 26), and in London at the Royal College of Music (Jan 28) and at the University of West London (Jan 29). CDBaby Music has released a new album of Carl's piano music performed by American pianist Lindsay Garritson. It features the premiere recording of Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata alongside his First Piano Sonata, the Anne Landa Preludes, Five Bagatelles and Toccatissimo.
Carl's Sixth String Quartet, Child's Play, was performed by the Goldner String Quartet in November 2019 at the Ukaria Cultural Centre in Mount Barker (South Australia). They performed it again later that month 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. (see the performance on Youtube).
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. In June 2019 Carl's Choral Symphony (Symphony No 6) was performed at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. 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.
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 offering both printed music and digital downloads.
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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