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Michael Grebla : Associate Artist

My job: To make humans more human.

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Spreading music described as "a testament to the universal strength and endurance of the human spirit" by Cut-Common Magazine, Michael is an international award-winning emerging composer from Western Australia based in New York City. With a deep conviction for the role music play as a unifying mechanism in society, constructing identity and building community, he endeavours to create meaningful and inclusive cultural experiences, bridging tradition and the present through his music. In recent years, his works have dealt with ideas of journey, displacement, transience, and spirituality, offering his own deeply introspective expression and examination of the human experience.

Recognised with grants and awards from the New York Composer's Circle, City of New York, Zodiac Festival in France, UNSW, Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian American Association, Michael's work has been performed internationally at festivals including the Atlantic Music, Connecticut Summerfest, Charlotte New Music and TUTTI festivals and by ensembles including ETHEL, BEO, Hub New Music, the Australian Youth Orchestra, and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He is a John Monash Scholar and holds a Master of Music with honours from the New England Conservatory and undergraduate degrees from the University of Western Australia in mechanical engineering and music with first-class honours.

Michael Grebla — current to July 2023

Studied with

Christopher Tonkin (2009 - 2014)

James Ledger (2010 - 2015)

Kati Agocs (2016 - 2018)


Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Piano Trio No.1: "In Search of Peace" : piano trio (2021) Commissioned by Consortium & Melbourne Chamber Players
Affine : for String Orchestra (2021) Commissioned by the University of New South Wales, Sydney and made possible by the generous support of Richard & Sue Willgoss as part of the Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize.
Digital sheet music sample A Curious Misadventure : for flute, clarinet, violin and violoncello (2019) Commissioned by consortium and Connecticut Summerfest, CT, USA for Hub New Music
Digital sheet music sample String Quartet #2: Fede (Faith) : string quartet (2019) Commissioned by Consortium and the Atlantic Music Festival for the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble.
Sympathy : for voice and violoncello (2019) Commissioned by consortium.
Sfidare : string orchestra (2019) Commissioned by Consortium