Current News and Events

Premiere performances in 2010-11

Stille Sprache – three songs for soprano, violin and piano Felicitas Fuchs, Aki Sauliere, Bernard Lanskey, 18 February 2010, La Loingtaine, Paris, France.

Simplify, simplify Leichardt Espresso Chorus/Michelle Leonard, 27 March 2010, Italian Cultural Center, Leichardt Forum, Sydney.

Quintet for clarinet and strings Paul Dean and the Australian String Quartet, 14 August 2010, Bangalow Festival, New South Wales.

Four songs from Dead Songs Felicitas Fuchs, Bernard Lanskey, 16 April 2011, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore.

Night Birds for solo clarinet Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival Competition Test Piece, Final: 6 July 2011, Melbourne Recital Centre.

Violin Sonata Dima Tkachenko and Marcin Sikorski, 16 September 2011, Tribunal Hall, Wienawski Society, Lublin, Poland.

I am writing in this book Halcyon, 18 September 2011, Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney.

Wind Quintet New Sydney Wind Quintet, 25 September 2011, House Music Concert, Government House, Sydney.

Deep blue and dirty – Double variations for bassoon and piano Mark Gaydon and Kristian Chong, 13 November 2011, ABC Sunday Live, Grainger Studio, Adelaide.

ABC Classics
ABC Classics have released a new CD, Orchestral Works by Andrew Schultz performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (conductor, Richard Mills) with brilliant violin soloist Jennifer Pike. Violin Concerto, Endling and Once upon a time… are on the CD and the music is also available for digital download via i-Tunes. The CD catalog number is ABC 476 4519.

Tall Poppies
Tall Poppies Records have released a new CD of music performed by Seven Harp Ensemble (directed by Alice Giles) including Andrew Schultz’s The Meaning of Water. The CD is called Bolmimerie (TP204, 2010) and is one of many on Tall Poppies featuring Andrew’s music.


Reed Music
Reed Music have published a selection of Andrew Schultz’s works for clarinet including Sonatina for solo clarinet (1980), B-bouncing for three clarinets (1984), After Figaro for solo e flat clarinet (1985), Study After Septet for solo bass clarinet (1985), Everlasting Arms for clarinet and piano (1991), and As for bass clarinet and piano (2006).


Australia Ensemble Workshop
See the YouTube video of Andrew Schultz in workshop with the Australia Ensemble on his Circle Ground – Septet No. 2 (1995).  The workshop ends with a performance of the complete work – about twenty minutes from the end.


The minor fall, the major lift: Music, power and the composer’s ‘black art’
See the YouTube video of Andrew Schultz discussing music, composition, power, Beethoven and Leonard Cohen. The lecture was recorded in October 2010 at the University of New South Wales. The text of the lecture can be read in Griffith Review No. 31.


Some recent articles
Andrew Schultz writes about “Creativity and Crisis” in Resonate Magazine

Moody Kee Jams writes about Peter Sculthorpe and Andrew Schultz’s music and Australian identity in Hero of a Thousand Places: Explorations of Australian Identity in Port Essington, Kakadu and Journey to Horseshoe Bend.

Andrew Schultz writes about first performances in an article that first appeared in Limelight Magazine.