Matthew Hindson

Matthew Hindson AM was born in 1968 in Wollongong, NSW.

Matthew is one of the most-performed and most-commissioned composers in the world. Rather than travel abroad, he studied with several of Australia’s leading composers, including Ross Edwards and Peter Sculthorpe. Now, twenty years later, he is firmly established as a leading composer of his generation, both here in Australia and internationally.

Matthew was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2006, in recognition of his contributions to music education and education. He is currently the Deputy Head of School, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (Education) at the Sydney University, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He splits his time each week between his work in Sydney and his family in regional Victoria.

Matthew is well-known for writing high-energy, highly rhythmic works. The Stars Above Us All is a beautiful introduction to the gentle, quiet side of Matthew’s composing.

Step 1. Watch the video to meet composer Matthew Hindson

Step 2. Listen to the TSO recording of The Stars Above US All

Step 3. Answer 10 questions

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