AYO National Music Camp; Composition Program: 2002-2005
Ian Whitney’s sins have followed him – from AYO National Music Camp to Victorian Opera. During the composition program at camp in 2005, the students composed pieces inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins; Ian chose Gluttony and Lust. Now Ian has been selected by Victorian Opera with three other composers to create scenes in a new companion work to Brecht/Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins; this time he’s chosen Sloth and Lust.
Ian’s many achievements include receiving the Australian Youth Orchestra/National Institute of Dramatic Art Fellowship for theatre music. More recently, he has participated in the Symphony Services International/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Composers’ School. His work has been performed by PLEXUS and the Seven Harp Ensemble and he was recently commissioned by Christopher Cartlidge for a new work for viola and piano.