Mark Grandison : Represented Artist
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Mark Grandison (b. 1965) studied composition with Richard Meale in Adelaide before moving to Sydney in 1994 to become Director of Music at Kambala. Music education became a passion equal to his compositional pursuits, as he continued to write in equal measure works for youth and professional groups. Commissions have reflected this diversity, such as his Sinfonietta for Sydney Youth Orchestra and his Violin Concerto for Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Grandison's orchestral and chamber works have
won numerous national composition contests, whilst his works for
wind orchestra have made the finals in several European
composition contests and received many performances there. His
works have also received performances in New Zealand, South-East
Asia, and the United States.
Grandison's compositions will often limit the initial compositional resources, such as employing a motif of a few pitches as a movement's entire basis. A childhood and youth absorbed in popular and jazz music will often filter its way into his rhythmic language. His music aspires to create an experience that integrates a core of developmental rigour with a surface that is sensual and dramatic.
Mark Grandison — current to October 2018
||Cellar door : for string orchestra (2016)||Written for The Metropolitan Orchestra|
||Cellar door : for cello octet (2016)||Composed for the cellists of The Metropolitan Orchestra|
||Burn : for violin and piano (2015)||Commissioned by Janusz Wawrowski.|
||Tessellations : overture for youth orchestra (2009)||Commissioned for the 2009 Sydney International Music Festival.|
||Violin concerto : violin with orchestra (2008)||Commissioned by Rev. Dr Arthur Bridge for performance by Ars Musica Australis.|
||Cognatus : three movements for youth orchestra (2005)||Commissioned by Youth Orchestras Australia Network.|