After studies with Peter Sculthorpe (1965–69) in Australia and with Toru Takemitsu (1970) in Japan, Barry Conyngham AM has established himself as one of Australia’s international composers. Notable premieres in the last few years: Palma, Hong Kong, Boston, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Vienna, and St Petersburg.
Barry has received many awards, including Churchill, Harkness, Australia Council and Fulbright Fellowships, Aria and two Sounds Australia Awards. He is a Member of the Order of Australia. Over his career he has published over 100 works (Universal Edition and Hal Leonard) and over 50 videos and recordings.
Barry was also the first musician to hold the Harvard Chair of Australian Studies (2000–2001). In 2016 he was appointed Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne, where he is Dean of Fine Arts and Music (since 2011).
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