String Quartet No. 2 in E minor (D’Netto)

Connor D'Netto is seated in a garden, dressed casually. There are multi-storey buildings out of focus in the background.
Connor D'Netto, Australian composer (Image: Ray Roberts Photography)

Connor’s work is a constant attempt to bring together sprawling artistic interests, and
in doing so, create connections across audiences and communities.

Connor D’Netto (he/him, b. 1994) has been described as ‘the model contemporary Australian composer’ by ABC Classic FM.

Balancing driving rhythmic elements, heartfelt lyrical expression drawn from his background as a classical singer, a lushly textural approach to orchestration, and the delicate incorporation of electronic music elements, Connor’s work is a constant attempt to bring together sprawling artistic interests, and in doing so, create connections across audiences and communities.

In 2021 Connor was the recipient of an APRA-AMCOS Professional Development Award in the Classical/Experimental category. Early in the year, The Australian listed Connor as one of their ‘21 Hottest Creative Artists of 2021.’

His music has been commissioned across Australia and abroad, and earned him fellowships with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and New York collective Bang On A Can.

Connor is the Co-Director of Dots+Loops, Australia’s post-genre music and arts series, creating spaces to transcend the barriers that divide genres, art forms, and communities.

Connor graduated with a Master of Music as a Tait Trust Scholar at the Royal College of Music in London and holds a Bachelor of Music with First-Class Honours from the University of Queensland.

PROGRAM NOTE
CONNOR D’NETTO (B. 1994)
STRING QUARTET NO. 2 IN E MINOR

I keep being misquoted as having said that this piece is about ‘the contours of the Australian landscape.’

I didn’t.

It’s not.

Not really.

. . .

but you can keep on thinking that if it helps you, people seem to like that sort of thing.

© Connor D’Netto

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