Nicholas Vines

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Nicholas Vines (born Sydney, 1976), is an Australian composer currently based in Sydney. He studied at the University of Sydney with Anne Boyd, Peter Sculthorpe and Ross Edwards. He completed a PhD at Harvard University studying with Harrison Birtwistle, Bernard Rands, Magnus Lindberg, Julian Anderson, Lee Hyla, Mario Davidovsky, Judith Weir and Michael Finnissy.

His chamber vocal pieces include Torrid Nature Scenes, The Butcher of Brisbane, and The Economy of Wax. His other operatic works include Loose, Wet, Perforated. Other miscellaneous works include On The Death of a Pikachu, a work representing modern societies' values of virtual constructs.

He currently teaches at Sydney Grammar School.

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