SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS CONCERTS 2O22
Video recording concerts for contemporary composers

The Sydney International Composers Concerts 2022 is a festival of new music. It is an annual event, designed to engage with and foster the local music scene through interactive festival activities led by professional musicians and composers from Australia and around the world.

This video recording project consists of two parts:

  1. 2 video recording concerts
  2. 9 open rehearsals

The video recording concerts will be hosted by the musicians of the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, experts in modern music:

  1. Contemporary Chamber Music
  2. Contemporary Orchestral Music (double winds orchestra)

    The open rehearsals will provide opportunities for composers, musicians, and audiences to meet each other to share ideas, and observe how the musical ideas originated and developed, in order to stimulate composers' creativity and innovation.

 


A Message from the Artistic Director

Welcome to the Sydney International Composers Concerts 2022!

This year we will be presenting two concerts with the newest and freshest modern music by contemporary composers from some different countries and regions around the world. These composers will contribute their innovative and original musical ideas to our audiences in Sydney giving us an opportunity to challenge and refresh our ideologies.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to these composers - for their creative work, efforts, and contributions.

I would also like to give my sincere thanks to our wonderful musicians - for their dedication and interpretation of the music.

Special thanks to our volunteer Management Committee members, without their selfless dedication all of these great concerts could not be possible.

 

Brian Chatpo Koo
Artistic Director
Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

 

 


 

PROGRAM 

Contemporary Orchestral Music 2022
(double winds orchestra)

Friday, October 7, 2022, 8:30 pm
Verbrugghen Hall
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

PROGRAM

 

Piano Concerto No.4
by Xavier Shuang Xu (USA/China)
(world premiere)

Concerto per Piano e Orchestra
by Massimo Malavasi (Italy)
(world premiere)

Oriental
for solo flute and string orchestra
by Arash A'alaei (Iran/Australia)
(world premiere)

A Letter From Camp
for soprano and orchestra
by Brian T. Field (USA)
(world premiere)

gia l'ora volge
for orchestra
by Pierluigi Tanzi (Italy)
(world premiere)

Par Ciel
for orchestra
by Ion Marmarinos (Greek/France)
(
Australian premiere)

Mirage
for orchestra
by Brian Chatpo Koo (Australia)
(Australian premiere)

Conductor - Dr Brian Chatpo Koo
Concertmaster - Beata Stanowska
Soloist - Ronan Apcar (Piano)
Soloist -Samantha Mailer (Flute)
Soloist - Viktoria Bolonina (Soprano)


  The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
Musicians for Contemporary Orchestral Music 2022

 


 

Contemporary Chamber Music 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022, 7:30pm
TLC Theatre, Baulkham Hills High School
Sydney Australia

 

 

PROGRAM

Sextet - tripled yellow
by
Marco Molteni (Italy)
(W
orld premiere)

Ishtar & Gilgamesh
by Brian T Field (USA)
(World premiere)

Code
for Piano Trio
by Eric Davis (USA)
(World premiere)

Piano Trio
by Brian Chatpo Koo (Australia)
(World premiere)

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Five Autological Miniatures for Piano
by 
Will Davenport (USA)
(World premiere)

Piano Sonata
by 
Sami Koivuneva  (Finland)
(World premiere)

Toccata for Piano Solo 
by Richard Campanelli (USA)
(World premiere)

Three Pieces for Solo Piano
by Paul Dice (USA)
(World premiere)

A Night in the Woods
by Francesco Sgambati (Italy) 
(World premiere)

Picture of Lipo Reciting Poem
by Brian Chatpo Koo (Australia)
(Sydney premiere)

Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
Ensemble Modern 2022

Conductor - Dr Brian Chatpo Koo
Violin - Beata Stanowska
Cello - Karen Cortez (Cello)
Flute - Samantha Mailer
Oboe - Rachel Tolmie
Clarinet - Jason Xanthoudakis
French Horn - Annalisa Solinas
Harp - Jee Fei Khor
Percussion - Steven Machamer
Pianist -  Ronan Apcar
Pianist - Amy Kang 



MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

 



 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We are proudly supported by 

 

THE HILLS SHIRE COUNCIL

 

BAULKHAM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

THE SCO FOUNDATION

 

Special thanks to our Management Committee.
Without this wonderful volunteer team, nothing would get done!

COMPOSITIONS PROMOTED

 

 

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I really want to thanks a lot for this beautiful opportunity, the performance was great, I'm very happy of that.
I hope to collaborate again with you again in the future.

Matteo Tundo - Composer (Italy) 

 

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....an amazing energy, funding and collecting works is needed to organize and realize an orchestra such as SCO and all these wonderful concerts, you make the quality of music rise in every musical work and there are not a lot of you out there.

Trimor Dhomi - Composer (Kosovo)

 

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The SCO has been doing very interesting work indeed and certainly worthy of support.

Prof  Stuart Geoffrey Andrew Greenbaum - Composer (Australia)

 

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