Andrew Schultz

 

 

“Utterly original.”

[The Age]

Andrew Schultz

 

 

 

 

“This is music for eternity.”

[Codaex, Germany]

Andrew Schultz

 

 

 

 

“Honest, compassionate, dignified, accessible.”

[Music Forum]

Andrew Schultz

 

 

 

“A composer who writes music of substance and expression.”

[American Record Guide]

Andrew Schultz

 

 

“Some of the most touching music I have heard in an Australian work.”

[Sydney Morning Herald]

Composer Andrew Schultz was born in Australia and lives in Sydney. He studied at the Universities of Queensland, Pennsylvania and King’s College London where his teachers and mentors included George Crumb, David Lumsdaine and Luciano Berio. Andrew has received numerous awards including Australia Council Fellowships, Paul Lowin, Fulbright, APRA and Art Music Awards. His music covers a broad range of chamber, orchestral and vocal works and has been performed and recorded widely by leading musicians internationally.

Andrew is a busy full-time composer and has held many commissions including from all the major Australian orchestras. He has written large-scale works including three operas (Black River, Going Into Shadows and The Children’s Bach) which have been presented live and on film around the world. Other major works include three symphonies, Journey to Horseshoe Bend, Maali, Endling, Paradise and Violin Concerto. Recent works include Bassoon and Piano Concertos and he is currently working on his Fourth Symphony commissioned by WASO.

Andrew has held residencies in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, USA and the UK including at the Banff Centre for Creativity and the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. He is Emeritus Professor of Music at UNSW Sydney and previously Head of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama London, Professor of Composition at the University of Wollongong, and the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.

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Recent music videos

Recent music videos

Sonatina for Harp by Andrew Schultz   Five minutes of simple nature and music. A few years ago Andrew wrote a short piece for beginner harpists at the request of Alice Giles, AM – the eminent harp player and teacher who lives in Canberra. That piece, Heard on the...

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Dark Well – European premiere

Dark Well – European premiere

The European premiere of Andrew Schultz’s immersive, site-specific 60 minute work for two pianos, Dark Well, occurs at the Opera Schrattenbach 2023 Festival in Czechia on 30 November, 2023. The work will be performed by Martin Smutný and Kateřina Ochmanová in the...

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BASSOON CONCERTO WORLD PREMIERE

BASSOON CONCERTO WORLD PREMIERE

The premiere of Andrew Schultz’s new Bassoon Concerto, performed by bassoonist Jane Kircher-Lindner with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Asher Fisch in their Symphonic Titans program at the Perth Concert Hall on Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June...

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Catalogue

Complete catalogue of music by Andrew Schultz including sample pages for many works.

Recordings

Complete list of recorded music by Andrew Schultz on CD, DVD or digital release. Links to purchase and listen are also here.

Program notes

Program notes and YouTube links for individual works by Andrew Schultz. Program notes may be used freely with acknowledgement.

Press

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