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Musicians from Marlboro Masterclass | Brett Dean, viola
Thu April 30 @ 12:00 pm
Brett Dean, viola, studied in Brisbane, Australia before traveling to Germany in 1985, where for 14 years he was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He began composing in 1988, initially concentrating on experimental film and radio projects and work as an improvising performer. Mr. Dean’s reputation as a composer continued to develop through works such as his clarinet concerto Ariel’s Music (1995), which won an award from the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers, and Carlo (1997) for strings, sampler, and tape, inspired by the music of Carlo Gesualdo. In 2009, Mr. Dean won the Grawemeyer Award for music composition for his violin concerto The Lost Art of Letter Writing, and in 2016 he was awarded the Don Banks Music Award by Australia Council, acknowledging his sustained and significant contribution to Australia’s musical scene. In December 2016, his String Quartet No. 2 And once I played Ophelia was awarded the Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize. His opera, Hamlet, premiered to great acclaim at Glyndebourne in 2017. Since 2000, Mr. Dean has lived in Australia and Berlin as a freelance composer. Leading interpreters of his music include Simon Rattle, Markus Stenz, Simone Young, Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Daniel Harding. In recent years Brett Dean has returned to the Marlboro Music School and Festival as a Senior Artist—as have other distinguished artists—to share what they gained from Marlboro as well their own new perspectives.