Featured Composer: David Paterson


Australian composer David Paterson studied at the Sydney Conservatorium and the Royal College of Music (London). He has had works played by a number of esteemed soloists, and groups including the Australian Youth Camerata, RCM Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia and the London Contemporary Consort. Recent compositions have included: Impromptu Sessions for piano solo (written for Alexander Gavrylyuk) 2007, Introduction and Rondo for small orchestra (commissioned for the SSO Sinfonia as part of the Discovery Concert series at the Sydney City Recital Hall, Angel Place) 2009, Phantasmagoria for solo violin (commissioned for Sarah Curro as part of VOLUME 3 series at BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne) 2009, The Legend of Nintendo for String Quartet (commissioned by Ensemble Urbane) 2012 and Tasting Notes commissioned for the Tarrawarra Estate (Yarra Valley), 2014. 

David Paterson's piece, In Aeternum, was premiered by PLEXUS at the Tallis Pavilion, Beleura House & Garden, on 10 November 2015.

In Aeternum (2015)

In Aeternum (in eternity) is an elegy which was commissioned by Angela Thiel to commemorate the passing of her grandfather. As the family were of the Lutheran faith, the work depicts his ascension to heaven in the minds of loved ones.

– David Paterson