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 Jean Bogan Prize, ‘John Cage Centennial’ Wolf Museum of Music and Art Composition Prize (USA), Friends & Enemies of New Music Composition Prize (USA), Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Prize, Betty Amsden Award, Louisville Orchestra Prize (USA), APRA Award for Orchestral Composition, and Oare String Orchestra Judges’ and Audience Prize (UK). He is currently the President of the Melbourne Composers’ League (MCL), Australian Delegate of the Asian Composers’ League (ACL), and was Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne (2007-2015).
As well as being a freelance composer, he additionally works as composition lecturer, teacher, supervisor and examiner at the University of Melbourne at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels. His music has been performed in over forty countries by orchestras, ensembles and performers that include the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, The Louisville Orchestra (USA), Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (Israel), Orquestra Petrobrás Sinfônica (Brazil), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México (Mexico), Vietnam National Opera and Theatre Choir and National Symphony Orchestra (Vietnam), Orquestra Cia Bachiana Brasileira (Brazil), Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico), The Foundation Orchestra (USA), Veridian Symphony Orchestra (USA), Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile and Concepción (Chile), Orquesta de Cámara de Chile and Valdivia (Chile), Logos Foundation Robot Orchestra (Belgium), University of Hong Kong Gamelan Orchestra (China), La Chapelle Musicale de Tournai (Belgium), Oare String Orchestra (UK), Noah Getz (USA), Phyllis Chen (USA), Michael Kieran Harvey (Australia), Ónix Ensamble (Mexico), Ensamble Contemporáneo (Chile), Ensemble MD7 (Slovenia), Quinteto CEAMC (Argentina), Sonemus Ensemble (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Ensemble TIMF (Korea), Omni Ensemble (USA), and the Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich (Switzerland).
Compositions by Andrián Pertout appear on
A special CD to celebrate Move Records’ 50th year. Twenty-four Australian composers were invited to create a new short work for this special commemorative disc.
A CD with bonus DVD. Luz Meridional was composed by Andrián Pertout for pianist Michael Kieran Harvey. Comprising 24 solo piano études each piece contains a quotation from an early Australian composer.
Marianne Rothschild and Glenn Riddle formed as a duo in 2004, recording Stuart Greenbaum’s Sonata for Violin and Piano for the CD Mercurial. Broadcast on ABC classic FM, ABC Radio National, 3MBS FM and Radio New Zealand, they have also premiered and recorded many works by Melbourne composers including Broadstock, Greenbaum, Pertout, Schmidt and Kouvaras.