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.


Latest news

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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Century CD Release on ABC Classics

Andrew Schultz: Century Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Hamish McKeich conductor ABC Classics and the TSO announce the latest in their acclaimed Australian Composer Series. The latest release in the Australian Composer Series features orchestral works by Andrew...

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Andrew Schultz on Composition

Halcyon have released three videos on YouTube of Andrew Schultz discussing his work. In these interviews he discusses his approach to composing and creativity, expressing ideas and communication in music, and the importance and joy of working with words and text....

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


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

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