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Elliott Gyger

Elliott Gyger

Elliott Gyger studied composition at Sydney University with Ross Edwards and Peter Sculthorpe, and at Harvard with Mario Davidovsky.  He is currently Associate Professor in Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Among his recent works are an hour-long solo piano cycle inspired by Dante, Inferno (2013); concertos for tenor saxophone (Smoke and Mirrors, 2014) and prepared piano (From Joyous Leaves, 2015); and Acquisition (2016) for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Awards include the Sydney Symphony Orchestra 80th Anniversary Composition Prize (2012) for on air, and the 2013 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize for giving voice.  His chamber opera adaptation of David Malouf’s novel Fly Away Peter was presented by Sydney Chamber Opera in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015, to critical acclaim.