As part of our Online Program, ANAM musicians have had the chance to connect with a range of musicians and artists from across the world. In this 30-minute clip, extracted from a recent webinar, ANAM Artistic Director Nick Deutsch invites prolific composer Elena Kats-Chernin to share her creative process.
ABOUT ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
Image credit: Bruria Hammer
Born in 1957 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Elena Kats-Chernin received training at the Gnessin Musical College before immigrating to Australia in 1975. She graduated from the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in 1980 and was awarded a DAAD (German academic exchange) grant to study with Helmut Lachenmann in Hanover. She remained in Germany for 13 years, returning in 1994 to Australia where she now lives in Sydney.
Elena Kats-Chernin has created works in nearly every genre. Among her many commissions are pieces for Ensemble Modern, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, the Adelaide, Tasmanian, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony.