PAUL GRABOWSKY OA

Composer

Paul Grabowsky is a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor – and is one Australia’s most distinguished artists.  Paul has written the scores for over twenty feature film scores in Australia, the UK and US including 'Innocence' (Paul Cox), 'Last Orders', ‘The Eye of the Storm’, ‘Words and Pictures’ (Fred Schepisi) and 'Shiner' (John Irvin). His television credits include the series 'Phoenix' and 'Janus' and the Emmy-winning 'Empire Falls'. Works for the theater include two operas and various multimedia works. Paul has won five ARIA awards, two Helpmann awards, several Bell Awards and a Deadly award. He was the Sydney Myer Performing Artist of the Year in 2000, and received the Melbourne Prize for Music in 2007.  He is currently a Professor at Monash University, and director of the Monash University Academy of the Performing Arts and the Monash Art Ensemble. In 2014 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to music and arts administration. 

Photography by Woodrow Wilson