Paul JarmanConductor

    Background: Born Sydney. Session Musician, self-taught composer, Performer for Musica Viva since 1996, member of Sirocco since 1995, artistic director for multiple theatre and dance productions.

    Gondwana Choirs: First commissioned in 1999 for Australia Day and the 10th Anniversary. 2001 Commissioned song cycle ‘Turn on the Open Sea’, on ABC Classics ‘New Light New Hope’. Toured UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland 2002. Composer of ‘Resonance, A Heritage in Song’ 2007.

    Other Performances: Special events as cultural ambassador, artistic director, and with choirs throughout Asia, Europe, the Pacific and North America. In Australia; the Centenary of Federations, Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony, Australia Day, Olympic Games Arts Festival, The Deadly Awards and conductor for multiple festivals in every state of Australia.

    Recordings: Numerous albums with Sirocco including ‘Falling Leaf’. Multiple recordings on Australian film scores including ‘Kokoda’, ‘The Black Balloon’, various IMAX movies, and with ABC Classics, Annalisa Kerrigan, ‘Waiting on an Angel’, Heather Lee & Kim Cunio, ‘Sacred Fire’, ‘Young Australians, Voices of Achievement’ and ‘ABC Choir of the Year’.