Paul Kopetz is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Monash University, The Victorian College of the Arts, the Rotterdam Conservatorium, and Monash University. Over the years he has worked as a free-lance bass clarinettist, composer/arranger, conductor and educator. His compositions and arrangements have been performed in the USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Holland, Italy, Netherlands, China, Ukraine, Singapore and Poland. One reviewer has described Paul’s music as “an eclectic and emotive mix of poly-stylistic programmatic music where carefully selected Pop Music idioms add currency to Contemporary Classical Music forms, all steeped in the good old tradition of fine craftsmanship”. Since focusing on composition in 2009, Paul’s music has been awarded numerous prizes in composition competitions all over the world. His works have been performed at festivals and in concert series by acclaimed Australian and international artists. His creative output includes music for chamber ensembles of various sizes and instrumentation, strings, choirs, wind orchestra, solo instruments, and voice. Paul is currently working on the release of his first CD featuring compositions for wind quintet and voice. He is a dedicated and passionate music educator, working with students of all ages and abilities as well as with Musica Viva Queensland as Composer-In-The-Classroom. He is a represented artist with Australian Music Centre.
Composer website: paulkopetz.com
Adagio For The Fallen, for String Orchestra
This work was written in memory of all the innocent victims who were brutally murdered in the 2015 Paris bombings.
Featured in Social Activism Waves playlist, March 2017