Graeme Koehne (born 1956) is Professor of Composition at the University of Adelaide. His many orchestral works includeRainforest, Unchained Melody, Powerhouse and Elevator Music (for oboe and orchestra). His dance scores include The Selfish Giant, Nearly Beloved (both for the Sydney Dance Company) and 1914 (for The Australian Ballet). Tivoli was commissioned by the Sydney Dance Company for the Centenary of Federation in 2001. Other theatrical works include the chamber opera Love Burns and a mini operetta, The Ringtone Cycle. Koehne was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 ‘For service to the community, particularly through composing for orchestra, ballet and opera.’ In 2004 he received the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award from the University of Melbourne. In 2008 the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra released Tivoli Dances, an all-Koehne CD in its Australian Composer Series on ABC Classics.
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