In Conversation with Sir Jonathan Mills AO

Event date: 6.30pm 24 April 2018 (rsvp required)
Event location: Federation Hall, Victorian College of Art and Music, Grant Street, Melbourne

A composer, Director of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, and newly appointed Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne, Sir Jonathan Mills AO will discuss 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, 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 award-winning 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 multi-arts festivals in Australia and also in the UK, where he was the director of the Edinburgh International Festival between 2007 and 2014