Richard Mills (born 1949) is a well-known Australian composer and conductor. In 2009 he conducted the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in the première of his Passion According to St Mark. Incoming Artistic Director of Victorian Opera, he is the former Director of the TSO’s Australian Music Program and is the conductor on many of the TSO’s recordings in the Australian Music Series (released on ABC Classics) including Concertos for Strings (Richard Mills), Quamby (Peter Sculthorpe) and Etruscan Concerto (Peggy Glanville-Hicks). He has received Helpmann Awards for his work as a composer (Batavia) and conductor (Tristan und Isolde and The Love of the Nightingale). Other awards include the Sir Bernard Heinze Award, Don Banks Fellowship and the Ian Potter Foundation Award for Established Composers. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999.
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