Mr Brett Dean

Composer, violist and conductor

Brett graduated in 1978.

Based in Melbourne and the United Kingdom, he is one of the most internationally performed composers of his generation.

With over 70 compositions to his name, Brett won the Grawemeyer Award for music composition in 2009 for his violin concerto 'The Lost Art of Letter Writing' and received the Elise L. Stoeger Prize in 2011 from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York.

More recently, Brett's opera, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, was premiered to great acclaim at the 2017 Glyndebourne Opera Festival.