Barry Conyngham was born in Sydney. He studied with Peter Sculthorpe in Australia and with Toru Takemitsu in Japan. He has received numerous awards, prizes and grants for composition, including Churchill (1970), Harkness (1972-74), Australia Council (1974-75), and Senior Fulbright (1982) Fellowships. He has an ARIA, two Sounds Australian Critics Awards and two Maggs Awards.
In 1997 his contribution to his country was recognized when he became a Member of the Order of Australia.
Conyngham has 50 compositions under contract (to 1993) with Universal Edition (London, Vienna), and more than 25 available through Hal Leonard (Melbourne). There are over 30 recordings featuring ...more