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Premiere performances in 2013-15

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.

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

Twelve Variations for piano duet. Stephen Emmerson and Chen Hua. Silk Road Great Wall International Music Festival, Jiayuguan, Gansu province, China, 3 August 2013. ASP.

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

Stille Sprache. Felicitas Fuchs, Qian Zhou, Bernard Lanskey, Bangalow Festival, 16 August 2013. AP.

Lake Moonrise. Halcyon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 23 October 2013. WP.

Sound Lur and Serpent. Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, China (also Jinan, Beijing, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Guangzhou), 24 June–5 July 2014. WP.

St Peter’s Suite. St Peter’s Symphonic Winds conducted by Andrew Schultz, St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 2 August 2014. WP.

St Peter’s Suite. NUS Symphonic Winds conducted by Brett Stemple, Yong Siew Toh Conservaory, Singapore, 14 October 2014. ASP.

August Offensive. Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Garry Walker, Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, 27 March 2015. AP.

Sound Lur and Serpent. Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 22-24 July 2015. AP

Le Molière Imaginaire. I Fagiolini, Sydney Recital Hall (also Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth), Musica Viva International Concert Series, 25 July-8 August 2015. WP

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

Recent premieres

Sound Lur and Serpent, Opus 98 (2014) is a fanfare for brass and percussion composed by Andrew Schultz for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's tour of China in late June and early July 2014. The orchestra, conducted by Chief Conductor David Robertson, presented performances throughout the main concert venues in China with the new work opening the concerts. In July 2015, the Sydney Symphony present the work in Australia – this time under Vasily Petrenko, at the Sydney Opera House. Click here to watch the performance of Sound Lur and Serpent at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing. Click here for further links to performances of the work, press articles and other information.

St Peter's Suite, Opus 97 (2014) was premiered in August 2014 at St John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Andrew Schultz's new work for winds, brass and percussion was performed by the St Peter’s Symphonic Winds conducted by the composer, himself an alumnus of the school. The Symphonic Winds conducted by Grant Mason subsequently presented the work during their United States tour in December 2014. St Peter's Suite is in three movements: Sea Cliff, Horizon and Fortress.

Lake moonrise, Opus 94 (2013), for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello and vibes was composed in 2013 for Halcyon's fifteenth birthday as a part of the Kingfisher project. The piece had its first performances in October 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and in March 2014 at Sydney Conservatorium. Click here to listen to an ABC podcast of Halcyon’s live performance of Lake moonrise.

Peace, Opus 93 (2013). The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marko Letonja, premiered a 13 minute orchestral work, Peace, by Andrew Schultz in August 2013 in Hobart and Burnie. Peace takes its title from one of JMW Turner’s most well-known paintings, Peace – Burial at Sea (1842). Click here for more details.

August Offensive, Opus 92 (2012), had its premiere at the ANZAC Day dawn service at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April 2013 – read more about the piece and the performance. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Garry Walker, present the Australian premiere of the work on 27 March 2015 at the Federation Concert Hall, Hobart (click here for more details).

Symphony No.3 – Century, Opus 91 (2012) recording is available free online as part of the Rewind permanent collection of Australian Music at ABC Classic FM, in the premiere performance by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra/Nicholas Milton. The premiere took place in Canberra in March 2013 in front of a vast crowd (estimated at 150,000) stretching from Old Parliament House to the shores and surrounds of Lake Burley Griffin. A studio recording of the work by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/ Hamish McKeich will be made in 2015 for CD release.

New recording releases in 2014

After Nina
Paul Dean – clarinet, Patrick Murphy – cello, Stephen Emmerson - piano
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Master Mariner – Dead at Sea

Rachel Lanskey – viola, Bernard Lanskey - piano
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and Nunc Dimittis
Kühn Choir of Prague/Vorlicek
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Stille Sprache (Language of Silence)

Felicitas Fuchs – violin, Qian Zhou – violin, Bernard Lanskey - piano
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Sonatina for solo violin

Jennifer Pike – violin
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Kühn Choir of Prague/Vorlicek
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