Andrián Pertout Andrián Pertout
Andrián Pertout was born in Santiago, Chile, 17 October, 1963, and lived in Gorizia, Northern Italy for several years before finally settling in Melbourne, Australia in 1972. In 2007, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the University of Melbourne on Tweddle Trust, Australian Postgraduate and Melbourne Research scholarships, studying composition under the guidance of Brenton Broadstock. Composition awards include the Friends & Enemies of New Music Composition Prize (USA), International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (Greece), UnTwelve Composition Prize (USA), Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Prize, Betty Amsden Award, Louisville Orchestra Prize (USA), Oare String Orchestra Judges’ and Audience Prize (UK), Michelle Morrow Memorial Award, and the Zavod Jazz/Classical Fusion Award. He is currently the Australian Delegate of the ACL (Asian Composers’ League), President of the Melbourne Composers’ League, as well as Honorary Fellow at the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne and National Academy of Music (Thessaloniki, Greece).
He has received numerous commissions, including recent works for the University of Hong Kong Gamelan Orchestra, Australian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey, New York-based toy pianist Phyllis Chen, and American saxophonist Noah Getz. Film Music commissions include works that have been written to accompany over 20 documentary and short films, television programs, as well as commercials, computer games and stage productions. Highlights of this part of Pertout's career include composing for documentary films such as East Meets West (1984), The Murray River Quest (1985), Hope Street (1987), and The Australian Ballet (1990). Andrián's music has received performances at festivals such as the ISCM World Music Days 2005, 2007 and 2010 (Croatia, Hong Kong and Australia), 33e Festival d'Automne á Paris (Paris, France), XIII and XV Festival de Música Contemporánea Chilena (Santiago, Chile), and the 22nd, 26th and 27th ACL Conference & Festival 2002, 2007 and 2009 (Korea and New Zealand). His music has also been performed in over thirty countries around the world by by orchestras and ensembles that include the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, The Louisville Orchestra (USA), The Foundation Orchestra (USA), Orquestra Petrobrás Sinfônica (Brazil), La Chapelle Musicale de Tournai (Belgium), Oare String Orchestra (UK), Ónix Ensamble (Mexico), Ensamble Contemporáneo (Chile), Quinteto CEAMC (Argentina), Sonemus Ensemble (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Sori Ensemble (Korea), Omni Ensemble (USA), and the Ensemble für neue musik zürich (Switzerland).
As a writer, Pertout has published over 400 articles in music publications, such as Mixdown, Spanish Herald, Australian Musician, and the Sunday Herald Sun. His articles have featured reviews of new musical technology, compact disc and book releases, as well as conducting interviews with prominent national and international artists including Herbie Hancock, Steve Reich, Joe Satriani, Rick Wakeman and José Feliciano.
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