Nicholas Vines

NickVines_WebHSThe works of Nicholas Vines (Loose, Wet, Perforated) have been performed by such interpreters as Alarm Will Sound, BMOP, the BT Scottish Ensemble, and the Australian Voices. He has received commissions from numerous sources both in the US and abroad, such as: Faber Music, ChamberMade Opera, Callithumpian Consort, Firebird Ensemble, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Recognition for Vines’ work includes APRA/AMC Art Music, Green Room and Helpmann Awards (2011, 2007, and 2006), an Honorable Mention in the 2006 Salvatore Martirano Competition, and a semifinals position in the 2009 Opera Vista Competition. His works are published by Faber Music (London), the Australian Composers Online Project, Alexander Street Press, and the Australian Music Centre. A CD of his compositions, featuring The Butcher of Brisbane, Economy of Wax and Torrid Nature Scene, is currently in development with Callithumpian Consort. He is currently working on Mary Bligh, a full-scale opera commissioned by MLC School, Burwood (Sydney). Since graduating in 2007 with a PhD from Harvard University, Vines taught theory and composition there and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the last four years, he has run the composition program of New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, and last summer, was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. He was recently appointed Artistic Director of Music at Sydney Grammar School.

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