Professor Graeme Koehne AM
One of Australia’s most successful composers, alumnus Graeme Koehne (BMus 1977, MMus 1986, DMus 2002) has recently been appointed Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music. He became obsessed with classical music, playing the piano and the idea of composing his own music in his last year of high school.
"I was fortunate to arrive at the Elder Conservatorium just as the enfant terrible
of Australian music, Richard Meale, started teaching composition. Richard was an inspiring figure and I soon became single-minded about writing music."
Graeme has enjoyed great success both in Australia and overseas with his long list of nominations, awards and achievements a true testament to his passionate approach to music.
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