Andrew Schultz (born 1960) has composed orchestral works, chamber music and three operas (Black River, Going Into Shadows and The Children’s Bach). The Adelaide-born composer studied at the universities of Queensland, Pennsylvania and King’s College, University of London. He is currently Professor of Music and Head of the School of English, Media and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales. In 1999 the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Intervarsity Choir gave the world première of Schultz’s Southern Ocean (text by Margaret Scott), a work written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Intervarsity Choir. More recently the TSO has recorded Endling, the Violin Concerto (with soloist Jennifer Pike) and Once upon a time…, works which have been released on Andrew Schultz – Orchestral Works, a CD in the TSO’s Australian Composer Series on ABC Classics.
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