In Conversation with Sir Jonathan Mills AO
Free Public Lecture
In this discussion led by Professor Barry Conyngham AM, Sir Jonathan Mills AO will describe the fine balance between his creative practice, recent academic life and his significant work with the Edinburgh Festival.
Sir Jonathan Mills AO is a prominent Australian-born composer and festival director, and joint Enterprise Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.
Sir Jonathan Mills
Sir Jonathan Mills AO is a prominent Australianborn composer and festival director, who resides in the UK. In the 1990s he worked in the Architecture Faculty of RMIT University in Melbourne, leading courses in acoustic design. He is the composer of several awardwinning operas and works for chamber ensemble and orchestra. His opera Eternity Man was recognised by a Genesis Foundation commission in 2003 and his oratorio Sandakan Threnody won the Prix Italia in 2005. He has been director of various music and multiarts festivals in Australia and also in the UK, where he was the director of the Edinburgh International Festival between 2007 and 2014. Jonathan is joint Enterprise Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne and visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Barry Conyngham, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Professor Barry Conyngham
Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Barry Conyngham is an Australian composer and academic. He has received numerous awards, prizes and grants for composition, including Churchill (1970), Harkness (197274), Australia Council (19745), and Senior Fulbright (1982) Fellowships. He has an ARIA, two Sounds Australian Critics Awards and two Maggs Awards. In 1997 he became a Member of the Order of Australia.