Professor Kim Cunio is the Head of the School of Music at The Australian National University.
Kim is a composer, performer and researcher who has had his work performed at the White House, United Nations, and numerous festivals in many countries. His list of commissioning and partner organisations includes the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music (USA).
He is a specialist in being creative across disciplines, having scored many of the world’s great artistic collections, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Khalili collection of Islamic art and the Maharajah of Jodhpur’s art collection to music and text.
Kim has been longlisted for a Grammy in 2016 for his work with the Gyuto Monks of Tibet and he is a recipient of the ABC Golden Manuscript Award for his composition. He writes about music and the arts for the Crawford Centre of Public Policy and the Directors and Deans of the Creative Arts. His upcoming book, Forgiving Music, is a manual on how to make music meaningful. Kim is published by the ABC, Sage (US), Intelligent Arts (US), New World (US) and the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music (US).
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