Paul Stanhope


Background: Studied Composition, University of Sydney (with Peter Sculthorpe); Guildhall School of Music, London (Charles Mackerras Scholarship). PhD (Composition), 2000; Toru Takemitsu Composition Prize, 2004; Two AMC/APRA Art Music Awards (2011); Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship (2013-2014). Currently Senior Lecturer in Composition, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Artistic Chair, Australia Ensemble

Gondwana Choirs: Extensive relationship with Gondwana Choirs over more than 15 years including composition of major work Jandamarra – Sing for the Country in 2014 and other commissions. Guest Conductor, Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices

Other Experience: Musical Director, Sydney Chamber Choir (2006-2015); Guest Conductor and Chorus Master, Cantillation (2004-08). Occasional guest conductor for Kammer Ensemble and other specialist new music groups

Recordings: Osanna: Music by Clare Maclean, Sydney Chamber Choir (Tall Poppies); Exaltate Dominum: Music by George Palmer, Cantillation (ABC Classics) and a forthcoming CD of his own choral works with Sydney Chamber Choir (ABC Classics)

Frosty the snowman: an inconvenient truth
Ground Zero
Jandamarra: Sing for the Country (excerpt)
Lament to St. Cecilia
Lost the Plot
The Acrobat
The Flying Dream