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Andrew Batterham

Ego Pharmaceuticals ‘Skin Care’ (2004) – TVC Apricot Films for Digital Pictures

P & O Ports ‘Video News’ (2002) – Short film (corporate news video) Apricot Films

Powerwalk (2002) – Short film Brendan.Bruce Productions, Dir Bruce Grantford

Kitty and the Cartwheeler’s Shopping Jeep Bonanza (1996) – Documentary Dir. Michaela French, Prod Pia Abrahams for Teetotum Pictures

VIC

Andrew Batterham is an Australian composer, arranger, songwriter, and performer. He is active across many genres including art music, jazz, corporate music, big bands, TV, and educational music. His music has been performed, recorded and broadcast in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA, by artists ranging from jazz legend James Morrison to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

After studying composition with Brenton Broadstock, Andrew worked as a trumpet player and pianist in the Melbourne commercial scene for many years. Upon winning the Qantas Youth Award of the Paul Lowin Prize, he travelled to New York to study with Broadway arranger Ian Finkel, and to London for lessons with John McCabe. Other achievements include the Corbould Composition Prize (Queensland Symphony), participation in the Australian Composers Orchestral Forum, commendations in National Songwriting Contest, and commissions from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and many other organisations.

Commercially Andrew’s music has been heard on TV and radio, in short film scores and corporate events. He has also arranged orchestral backing music for albums by various artists. Recent activity includes Concertino for solo tuba and wind band (winner of the Harvey Phillips Award), premiered by Sérgio Carolino and the Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa at the São João Festival in Portugal; residencies at the Sydney International Brass Festival and the Gravissimo festival, Portugal; performances at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, a playlist for makingwaves.com, and CD releases for Tall Poppies and Cala Records (UK).

Andrew is published by AvA Musical Editions (Europe), Potenza Music (USA), Reed Music, Wirripang, Lyrebird Press, the Australian Jazz Real Book, and the Australian Music Centre. He works at the Australian Institute of Music, Melbourne campus.

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