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 and has received awards, prizes and fellowships. His music covers a broad range of chamber, orchestral and vocal works and has been performed and broadcast widely by leading musicians internationally.

He has held many commissions including from all the major Australian orchestras. Andrew has written a number of 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 and Song of Songs. Andrew has held residencies and academic posts in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and USA. He is currently Professor of Music at UNSW Sydney and the 2021-22 Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.

Latest news

Maali release on ABC Classic

Maali release on ABC Classic

MAALI – CONCERTO FOR OBOE, CLARINET, HORN AND BASSOON WITH ORCHESTRA, OPUS 101 (2016) ABC Classic are releasing a new digital recording of Andrew Schultz's Maali. The recording is by the West Australia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young with soloists Peter...

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Bayu, Song of Songs and Respiro/Simple Ground releases

Bayu, Song of Songs and Respiro/Simple Ground releases

Bayu, a meditative piano improvisation performed by Andrew Schultz with live electronic manipulation by Bob Scott has just been released. The piece is freely based on the Russian children's lullaby, Bayu Bayushki Bayu. The text of that song warns a child that they...

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Deep Blue and Dirty – the animated film

Deep Blue and Dirty – the animated film

Alyssa Rothwell's animated film version of Deep Blue and Dirty, Andrew Schultz's bassoon and piano piece from 2011, has won the people’s choice award at Melbourne International Animation Festival and was a finalist in the MIAF ‘Best of the Best’ Jury Prize. The film...

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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 for works by Andrew Schultz. Program notes may be used freely with acknowledgement.

Press

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