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Chronology Arts signs Mary Finsterer

I am delighted to announce Chronology Arts' representation of one of Australia’s finest composers, Mary Finsterer. 

Mary is recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative orchestral composers, and has received multiple awards and recognitions including the APRA AMCOS ART Music Award in 2014 for her large-scale piece AEREA, the distinguished Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize in 2009 and Churchill Fellowship to travel to USA in 2006.

Mary is currently the Chamber Music Australia Chair of Composition at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. In 1992 she recieved a Paris Rostrum prize and in 2001 the prestigious international award to compose for Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ircam at the George Pompidou Centre in Paris. 

Referring to Mary’s compositions Naomi Johnson (Programmer for ABC Classic FM, writer and performer) shared, “A journey through this Australian composer’s work could be compared to one through a sonic hall of mirrors.”
Mary is presently composing an opera, Biographica, to be performed by the Sydney Chamber Opera and Ensemble Offspring at Carriageworks in 2017. Chronology is thrilled to be promoting Mary at this exciting stage of her career. Her music not only challenges and excites contemporary music fans, but also inspires her peers from the modern music community. She is an exceptional talent and a tremendous addition to Chronology Arts. Chronology will be helping Mary with negotiation and funding of commissions, brokering collaborations, as well as other agent and management services.

In addition to supporting composers, Chronology also represents projects by performers and involve new music. Visit our 'Represented Projects' page to have a look at what we have on our books, and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you're interested in engaging one of our composers or projects. 

Orlanda Bryars
Director, Chronology Arts

Melbourne, 10 April 2016