Nicholas Buc

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Nicholas Buc

Nicholas Buc is a composer, conductor, arranger, violinist and pianist. He studied Composition at the University of Melbourne, where he received the inaugural Fellowship of Australian Composers Award. As the recipient of the Brian May Scholarship for Australian film composers, he completed a master’s degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at New York University, receiving the Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Scoring. He has composed music for film and television, with some of his work being screened at festivals and theatres around Australia, Asia and the US. In 2007 he was nominated for “Best Original Song Composed for the Screen” in the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, and in 2015 was winner of the NYU Film Scoring Competition.

Continuing his passion for music and film, he conducted the live-in-concert world premieres of John Williams’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alan Menken’s Beauty and the Beast and Nicholas Hooper’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Other live film concerts he has conducted include Pixar In Concert, Star Trek, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Casino Royale, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Psycho, Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, VI and VII and the first three Harry Potter films. He has conducted all of the major Australian symphony orchestras as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Austin, Grand Rapids and Madison symphony orchestras in the US. He also makes regular appearances in Asia, conducting the Tokyo, Hong Kong, Malaysian, Osaka and Taipei Philharmonic orchestras.

He is currently finishing up writing a major theatrical work, TROT. Written with lyricist Gordon Lindsay, it is a new musical based on Charles Dickens’ much loved David Copperfield. He also recently completed a new ballet score, Kazka, for Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company, which toured throughout Australia, Canada and the US.

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Magical Tchaikovsky – Master Series 10

Master Series

Magical Tchaikovsky – Master Series 10

Adelaide Town Hall

Fri 29 Nov & Sat 30 Nov 2019

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Magical Tchaikovsky – Master Series 10

2019 Season
Mozart at Elder 4

Mozart at Elder

Mozart at Elder 4

Elder Hall

Wed 4 Dec 2019

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Mozart at Elder 4

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Mozart at Elder 4

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Mozart at Elder 4

Elder Hall

Wed 4 Dec 2019

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Mozart at Elder 4

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Rehearsals Unwrapped: ‘Tis the Season

Rehearsals Unwrapped

Rehearsals Unwrapped: ‘Tis the Season

Adelaide Town Hall

Wed 11 Dec 2019

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Rehearsals Unwrapped: ‘Tis the Season

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