Luke Altmann. Composer



2017 SA Screen Awards Winner, Best Music

After two decades of frequent appearances on chamber music recital programmes around Australia (The Firm, Musica Viva Mènage, Barossa International Music Festival), Luke Altmann emerged as a composer for the screen with his internationally acclaimed score for Kasimir Burgess’ AACTA nominated feature film Fell which premiered in Official Competition at the Sydney Film Festival. The music of Fell is: “Beautiful” - Glasgow Film Festival “Powerful” - Australian Cinematographer Magazine “Touching” - Screen Daily

His music has been performed, recorded, and broadcast by:

Alex Tsiboulski
Benaud Trio
Greta Bradman

James Cuddeford
Kristian Chong

Leigh Harrold

Robert Macfarlane

Zephyr Quartet


From 2000-2013 he produced and presented award-winning weekly modern classical music programmes at Radio Adelaide, where he gathered a team of presenters including Alex Carpenter, Alice Keath, Angus Barnacle, David Harris, David John Lang, Grahame Dudley, and Rowen Fox. From May 2005 to April 2009 he was Resident Director of the celebrated independent new music venue De la Catessen. He facilitated over 200 concerts and events, including regular appearances by Adam Page, David Kotlowy, Music of Transparent Means, Seb Tomczak, and Stephen Whittington; a series of performances by visiting international musicians curated by Jon Dale; the Lee Marvin Readings curated by Ken Bolton; the Tyndall Assembly curated by Tristan Louth-Robins. He lives near Port Adelaide in South Australia with his partner and their two sons.

“A clearly personal vision” - The Age

“Very rare, very rewarding.” - The Advertiser

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