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Andrew Aronowicz

50 Fanfares Composer

Andrew Aronowicz's commission for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project is generously supported by new works funding, provided by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW.

His commission, Pride, premiered in May 2022 at the Sydney Symphony's Regional Tour performances of Energy & Elation.

Andrew Aronowicz is a Melbourne-based composer whose music is imbued with fantasy and colour, woven into beautiful and abstract sound pictures.

He has worked with a number of major Australian ensembles and performers including the Melbourne, Tasmanian and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, as well as Syzygy Ensemble and Arts Centre Melbourne, among others. His music has been performed in concerts and festivals around the world, including in the Metropolis, SoundSCAPE and Darmstadt festivals.

As an emerging Australian composer, I’m so thrilled to be a part of this exciting new project. This is such a great initiative by the SSO; it’s wonderful to see the orchestra supporting cultural growth and diversity of Australian art music in such a bold way."

In 2016, Andrew’s orchestral work Strange Alchemy was chosen as the Australian Under-30 entry in the 2016 International Rostrum of Composers. In 2019, his song cycle The Abbotsford Mysteries, a setting of poetry by Australian poet Patricia Sykes, was premiered by contralto Liane Keegan and Plexus Ensemble to great acclaim.

Andrew is also a passionate teacher, writer and speaker about classical music, and produces radio full-time at ABC Classic.