Elena Kats-Chernin i(6 works by)
Born: Established: 1959 Tashkent,
Central Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1974
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Elena Kats-Chernin studied music and composition in Moscow, continuing the studies at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music after arriving in Australia with her family when she was seventeen. 1980 Kats-Chernin moved to Germany to study. She composed works for ballet and theatre in Western Europe before returning to Australia in 1994. As well as works for orchestra, individual instruments, chamber opera and silent film, Kats-Chernin composed Deep Sea Dreaming for the 2000 Olympics opening ceremony, Our Bridge Overture for the 75th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the award winning Wild Swans Concert Suite.
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