Carl Vine first came to prominence in Australia as a composer of music for dance, with 25 dance scores to his credit. His catalogue now includes seven symphonies, seven concertos, music for film, television and theatre, electronic music and numerous chamber works. Although primarily a composer of modern classical music he has undertaken tasks as diverse as arranging the Australian National Anthem and writing music for the Closing Ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (the 'Sydney 2000' presentation).
Born in Perth, he studied piano with Stephen Dornan and composition with John Exton at the University of Western Australia. Moving to Sydney in 1975, he worked as a freelance pianist and composer with a wide range of ensembles, theatre and dance companies over the following decades.
Since 2000 Carl has been the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia, the largest chamber music entrepreneur in the world. His most recent compositions include Sonata for Piano Four Hands for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a String Quintet for Musica Viva and the Jerusalem Quartet and Symphony No 7 for the West Australian Symphony.