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Iain Grandage

50 Fanfares Composer

Iain Grandage's commission for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project is generously supported by Geoff Stearn.

Iain Grandage is one of Australia’s most highly regarded collaborative artists, having won Helpmann Awards for his compositions for Theatre (Cloudstreet, Secret River), for Dance (When Time Stops), for opera (The Rabbits, with Kate Miller-Heidke), for silent film (Satan Jawa, with Rahayu Suppangah) and as a music director for Secret River and Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl.

He has received Victorian Green Room Awards, the prestigious Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for an Individual, and the APRA/AMC award for Vocal Work of the Year for his opera based on Tim Winton’s novel The Riders.

He has curated the chamber music program for the Adelaide Festival, and been the Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2016-19 and the Perth Festival since 2020.

He has been composer-in-Residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and has an extensive track record of collaboration with indigenous artists across the country. He is a UWA graduate, and the proud recipient of an honorary Doctorate from that institution.

Photo © Pia Johnson