Elena Kats-Chernin AO is an Australian composer based in Sydney, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
She is a recipient of Helpmann, Green Room, Limelight, Sydney Theatre Awards as well as the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award.
Her music has been performed by many ensembles and orchestras in Australia and abroad.
Four books of her piano music have been published by Boosey & Hawkes, among these are Piano Village and Unsent Love Letters. She writes much chamber music, solos, symphonic works, choral, ballet and operatic, as well as scores for silent films.
Compositions by Elena Kats-Chernin appear on
In 2020, Australian musician Claire Edwardes, described recently as 'the wonder woman of percussion' began a movement in her home country. Rhythms of Change is a project that addresses the parity of the representation of women in classical music and specifically in the rarefied world of solo percussion music.
Crossing over between ragtime, tango, modern classical and folk music of various cultures, this collection of recent works for violin and guitar spans a period from Astor Piazzolla's 1986 composition Histoire du Tango to Tim Hansen's 2007 re-scoring of Earwig for Zoë and Daniel.
The breadth of this remarkable collection of solo harp music encompasses sixty-six years of original Australian composition, performed by Jacinta Dennett, featuring Australian women composers and showcasing the harp’s unique sonic and expressive qualities as a solo instrument.
Australian pianist John Martin presents an entertaining range of music from 10 Australian composers.
The concept behind "Lady Sings the Viol" was to create a CD of "covers" of popular tunes. Five very different singers individually and collectively perform songs from 1300 to the present day including music by Piaf, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin's bassist), Schubert and Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.
This is a fascinating and diverse program of works from the Southern hemisphere, born of the musical interests of both performers and the very nature of the flute and guitar medium. In the same way that folk songs and dances cross easily into salon and concert music in the repertoire for flute and guitar, these influences intersect comfortable with character pieces and poetic miniatures.