Carl Vine

was born in Perth/Australia in 1954 and studied piano with Stephen Dornan and composition with John Exton at the Universiy of Western Australia. After having moved to Sydney in 1975 he worked as a freelance pianist and composer for a number of different ensembles, theatre and dance companies. He was resident composer at the Sydney Dance Company (1978), the London Contemporary Dance Theatre (1979), the Australian Chamber Orchestra (1987) and the Western Australian University (1989). In 1979 he was involved in the foundation of "Flederman", a company for contemporary music that specialised in new Australian music an presented many of Vine's own works. He launched several Australian works for solo piano and worked as a conductor and pianist in Europe, Great Britain and the USA. From 1980 to 1982 he taught electronic music at the Queensland conservatory of music.

Carl Vine so far created six symphonies and five solo concerts as well as chamber music, vocal works and compositions for theatre and film. Most of his compositions were published on CD by the labels ABC Classics an Tall Poppies.
Carl Vine made his first experiences in ballet music between 1975 and 1978 as a pianist with Sydney Dance Company, the latter consigning him to create a composition especially for a dance performance. During his work as a resident composer for this company he wrote the score for Poppy, the first feature-length ballet that was produced by an all Australian team.
In the following years Vine created around 20 works for various Australian dance companies. In 1984 he was appointed Music Director of the Australia/New Zealand Choreographic School in Melbourne led by Glen Tetley.
His most recent score for Graeme Murphy, Mythologia, had its world premiere on the occasion of the Olympic Summer Games in Sydney in 2000 and was highly valued by the critics. The music of The Silver Rose is composed of different parts of Vine's work - among which his 4th symphony and his piano concert - joining together in a feature-length score that perfectly suits the choreography.