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Premiere performances in 2012-13

One sound – Quintet for flute and strings. Australia Ensemble, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 April 2012. WP.

Nunc Dimittis. Brisbane Chamber Choir conducted by Graeme Morton, Contemporary Church Music Festival, St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, 5 August 2012. WP.

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis  Kühn. Choir of Prague conducted by Marek Vorlicek, Prague Academy of Music, 8 January 2013. EP.

Symphony No. 2 – Ghosts of Reason. South Jutland Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Porcelijn, Denmark and Germany, 17 & 18 January 2013. EP.

Symphony No. 3 – Century. Canberra Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Milton, Centenary of Canberra, Commonwealth Place, Canberra, 11 March 2013. WP.

Three Architects (for choirs). Canberra Symphony Chorus conducted by Nicholas Milton, Centenary of Canberra, 11 March 2013. WP.

August Offensive (for orchestra). Gallipoli Symphony Orchestra conducted by Chris Latham, Gallipoli, Turkey 15 April 2013. WP.

New Work (for orchestra). Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marko Letonja, Federation Hall, Hobart 16 August 2013 (also Burnie, Tasmania on 17 August). WP.

WP - World Premiere; AP - Asian Premiere; EP - European Premiere.

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“This is music for eternity”
ABC Classics release, Andrew Schultz - Orchestral Works, performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (conductor, Richard Mills; violin soloist Jennifer Pike) continues to draw excellent reviews.

“Precisely in its serenity and inner calm, this music has something both heartbreaking and deeply moving,” writes Burkhard Schäfer in Codaex.de (Germany).
 
He describes the work as “music for eternity…One can place Schultz’ Violin Concerto, that had to wait fifteen years to be transferred to CD, in a line of very great works that have been written for this instrument in recent years.”

Of the CD he says, “it is a brilliant recording that, without fail, ignites curiosity to hear more music by Andrew Schultz and other Australian composers. Endling and the Violin Concerto are, in their extremely suggestive, quasi musical cinemascope mode, written in a way that provides the listener with an acoustic “panoramic view”. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the soloist Jennifer Pike interpret the work with technical brilliance and great sensitivity.”

Writing  for Fine Music, Elaine Siversen says, “I approached this collection of his orchestral works with great anticipation. I was not disappointed. He is, in my opinion, one of the finest composers in this country today. The music is well-crafted in a modern idiom which is pleasing to the ear.”

“Honest, compassionate, dignified, accessible" is how David Bollard describes the music in his excellent Music Forum review.

According to Rob Barnett in Music Web International, "Schultz's magnetic pull is towards the pensive, steadily glowing and leaning towards the whisper."

Violin Concerto, Endling and Once upon a time... are on the CD and the music is also available for digital download via iTunes and other platforms.

Another recent ABC Classics release has Antony Gray performing piano music with a connection to Bach and features Andrew Schultz’s Sleepers Wake – Karalananga. This is a piece that was extracted and transcribed from Journey to Horseshoe Bend by the composer for Antony Gray.

 

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