Andrew Schultz

A graduate of The Universities of Queensland and London, Schultz has received numerous awards and commissions and is currently Emeritus Professor of Music at UNSW Sydney.

Andrew Schultz was born in Australia and lives in Sydney. He studied at the Universities of Queensland, Pennsylvania and King’s College London where his teachers and mentors included George Crumb, David Lumsdaine and Luciano Berio. Andrew has received numerous awards including Australia Council Fellowships, Paul Lowin, Fulbright, APRA and Art Music Awards. His music covers a broad range of chamber, orchestral and vocal works and has been performed and recorded widely by leading musicians internationally.

Andrew is a busy full-time composer and has held many commissions including from all the major Australian orchestras. He has written large-scale works including three operas (Black River, Going Into Shadows and The Children’s Bach) which have been presented live and on film around the world. Other major works include three symphonies, Journey to Horseshoe Bend, Maali, Endling, Paradise and Violin Concerto. Recent works include Bassoon and Piano Concertos and he is currently working on his Fourth Symphony commissioned by WASO.

Andrew has held residencies in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, USA and the UK including at the Banff Centre for Creativity and the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. He is Emeritus Professor of Music at UNSW Sydney and previously Head of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama London, Professor of Composition at the University of Wollongong, and the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.

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Compositions by Andrew Schultz appear on

Bridges, Volume 1

This CD that demonstrates the musical and cultural bridges built by the academic staff and postgraduate students at the School of Music-Conservatorium at Monash University, and their colleagues in other parts of Australia, Korea and Romania.



Music for clarinet by Australian composers. Celebrating Australia's landscape, its spirit, its music and its composers, 'Dreamtracks' documents some of the best contemporary Australian music written for solo clarinet and piano and a variety of unusual chamber music combinations.