Composers & WorksConnor D'Netto

ANAM Set 2024 Composer: Work Title and Instrumentation to be announced.

About the composer:

Connor D'Netto (he/him) has been described as "the model contemporary Australian composer" by ABC Classic FM.

Balancing driving rhythm, heartfelt lyricism drawn from his background in classical voice, a lushly textural approach to orchestration, and the delicate incorporation of electronic music elements, Connor’s work is a constant attempt to bring together sprawling artistic interests, and in doing so, create connections across audiences and communities.

In 2022, Connor’s first opera “The Call”, commissioned by Opera Queensland with libretto by Kate Miller-Heidke, had its premiere season as part of Brisbane Festival. Limelight Magazine described Connor’s score as “captivating, intelligent, theatrical and emotional”. As a result of the opera’s success, The Call was a finalist for the 2023 Work Of The Year: Dramatic category at the APRA Art Music Awards, and Connor was awarded the 2022 Albert H Maggs Award.

In 2021 Connor was the recipient of the APRA AMCOS Professional Development Awards in the Classical/Experimental category. Early in the year, The Australian listed Connor as one of their “21 Hottest Creative Artists of 2021”. His music has been performed by the likes of the LA Philharmonic, commissioned across Australia and abroad, and earned him fellowships with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and New York collective Bang On A Can.

Connor is the Co-Director of Dots+Loops, Australia’s post-genre music and arts series, creating spaces to transcend the barriers that divide genres, artforms, and communities.

Connor graduated from a Master of Music as Tait Trust Scholar at the Royal College of Music in London, and has a Bachelor of Music with First-Class Honours from the University of Queensland, where he currently is an adjunct lecturer.

For more about Connor, visit his website:

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