Featured Composer: Andrew Aronowicz
Andrew Aronowicz (b.1989) is a passionate writer of music and words, and a promising young mind in Australian classical music. He has composed works for a number of major ensembles and performers, and his compositions have been broadcast locally on 3MBS Fine Music and around Australia on ABC Classic FM.
Andrew has received various commissions, from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Cybec Foundation, Arts Centre Melbourne, Syzygy Ensemble, Forest Collective and Sarah Curro (violinist), among others. His music has been performed as part of the Melbourne Metropolis New Music Festival and the SoundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno Italy, and he has been a participant in Speak Percussion's Emerging Artists program and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Composer School.
This year in 2016, Andrew’s composition Strange Alchemy was chosen by ABC Classic FM to represent Australia in the under-30 category at the International Rostrum of Composers in Poland. Andrew has also been commissioned to write a new work for Syzygy Ensemble through Macedon Music. His work, 'Following the Blackbird' will be presented in a concert in June presented by Forest Collective, featuring flautist Naomi Johnson and dancer Elanor Webber.
Andrew has also been a lecturer and subject coordinator in music theory at the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music, and has delivered pre-concert talks for both the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Andrew holds a Master of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, and has been mentored by various Australian composers, including Stuart Greenbaum, Elliott Gyger, Katy Abbott and Brenton Broadstock.