Premiere performances in 2007-08

Sonatina for solo violin; Jennifer Pike – violin, 3 March 2007, Wigmore Hall, London, David Takeno 60th Birthday Celebration Concerts.

Wild flower for six part choir; The Song Company/Peelman, 11 March 2007, Sydney Conservatorium.

Lines drawn from silence for soprano, violin, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, piano; text; Southern Cross Soloists, 24 October 2007, Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane.

Endling for orchestra; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Volmer, 14 November 2007, Federation Concert Hall, Hobart.

The Children’s Bach (libretto, Glenn Perry after Helen Garner), two act opera; director: Chris Kohn; conductor: Brett Kelly; 19 June – 5 July 2008, Merlin Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne.

Ghosts of Reason for orchestra; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Volmer, 26 and 27 September 2008, Adelaide Town Hall, Schueler Composition Award Commission.



News on other works

Journey to Horseshoe Bend – an education kit on the work authored by Kim Waldock has been released by the Australian Music Centre.
The Open University in the United Kingdom is also about to release an education kit on the work written by Dr Fiona Richards.

Dr Hart Cohen (University of Western Sydney) has written an article about the work in the book, ‘Intercultural Music’ – also available from the Australian Music Centre. And in an interview in ‘Classical Music Journal’ Dr Nicholas Routley (University of Sydney) also discusses the piece.

Winter Ground for solo vibraphone has been released on Tall Poppies by percussionist Claire Edwardes, TP193.

Etudes Espace for solo organ has been released on Melba Pantheon Records played by Calvin Bowman, PD70001.

Suspended Preludes – Chamber Music of Andrew Schultz Volume 2 has recently been released on Tall Poppies (catalogue number: TP171).

Works in progress, which will be performed in 2008, include a new chamber opera for the Melbourne-based Chamber Made Opera supported by an Australia Council Fellowship.  The opera is based on Helen Garner’s novel, “The Children’s Bach” and is being adapted for the stage by Glenn Perry and will be produced by Douglas Horton with musical direction by Brett Kelly.

Other things…

Andrew was again a tutor for the 2007 Australian Composers School with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Hobart in August.  The other tutors were Gerard Brophy, Maria Grenfell and Paul Stanhope; the course was directed by Kenneth Young and Richard Mills with Kate Grey and Simon Rogers from TSO. More details at this link.

Publications by Wirripang have published nine of Andrew’s pieces with an education focus including Attack for solo viola and Sleepers Wake/Karalananga for piano. Find out more at their website.

The Song Company have recorded a CD of vocal music by Andrew Schultz including Wild Flower, Ekstasis and Song of Songs for release on the Songworks label in early 2008.

Finally, Andrew has been awarded the 2007 Schueler Composition Award from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra