The Belvedere, Vienna
Salzburg Cathedral

Composers in Residence

Each year, the Firm works with a nominated and usually Posthumous Composer in Residence, who provides a focus and impetus for the creation of new works and programming of existing works for performance. Through the Composer in Residence programme, the Firm has presented many significant works of the classical repertoire, including the song cycles of Schubert and the late Beethoven piano sonatas, and covered a broad stylistic range of 20th Century works, from the Second Viennese School to European modernist György Kurtág, rarely heard by Australian audiences.

BeethovenHaus in Gneixendorf / Bauer Karl / CC BY-SA 3.0
Schubert's house, Zselíz
Mahler's hut / Thomas Ledl / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Firm’s selection of the Posthumous Composer in Residence refects the artistic preoccupations of the directors, and often celebrates a significant event, such as the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth during 2006 and Chopin’s 200th birthday in 2010. In 2014, in a break with tradition, the Firm featured a Form in Residence, paying homage to the Viennese Waltz, and in 2019 the Vienna Secession is the Firm's Era in Residence.

Mödling / Karl Gruber / CC BY-SA 3.0
Mödling Town Hall 1842, Rudolf von Alt
View to Mödling 1848, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller