Flutation World Premier!!!!

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We are incredibly honoured and excited to advise that selected Participants at the Central Coast Summer Flutation will have the great honour of presenting the WORLD PREMIER of Christopher Sainsbury’s new flute trio “Ratoos”!!!

About Christopher Sainsbury


Christopher Sainsbury is a composer who has had commissions and performances all over the world including with: Spain’s Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey for the Darwin International Guitar Festival, Sweden’s avante-garde ‘live elevator music’ group Levande Musik, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Erik Bosgraaf and Izhar Elias—currently Holland’s most revered classical musicians (and two of the most in demand across Europe), the New England Philharmonic Orchestra Boston, the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Orchestra, and the Wind Trio of the Royal Australian Navy Band. In 2014 and 2015 he fulfilled two commissions for our local Central Coast Youth Orchestra. His orchestral music has been reviewed by the Boston Globe as “cinematically tonal, and dotted with vivid orchestral touches”. In 2015 his Brackish Songs for locals Michaele Archer and Giuseppe Zangari and his Civic Melancholy (for two pianos) for Geoff Preece and Andrew Swan showcased his philosophy of regionalism through music at the Laycock St Theatre.

He holds a PhD in music composition, and he is the Head of Arts and Media at the Eora College (Redfern) where he has worked for 25 years. He also teaches composition locally at the Avondale College. Frequently he is called upon as a panel member to assess major NSW music organizations and festivals for funding. He is currently working with John Davis—CEO of the Australian Music Centre (AMC) to establish an Aboriginal student composers mentoring and performance framework. He is slowly moving towards more composing and less teaching, and he is proud to be associated with the Central Coast Conservatorium.

Learn more about Chris here


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