Jakob Bragg

Jakob Bragg – Photo: John Davidson

Jakob Bragg (b. 1990) is an Australian composer who writes detailed and volatile works; one where ornamentation and microtonality are informed by modernist and cross-cultural languages alike. His works have been performed across Australia, Europe, Asia, and North America by artists such as the ELISION (AU), Arditti Quartet (UK), Cikada (NO), Quatuor Tana (FR), Meitar Ensemble (IL), BRON (NL), eventuell.Duo (CH), panSonus (US), Amber Evans (US/AU), Kupka’s Piano (with whom he is an associate artist), Ensemble Offspring, Syzygy Ensemble, Kurilpa String Quartet, Horsley & Williams Duo, Alex Raineri, Phoebe Green, Ben Opie, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, and Queensland Philharmonia. Jakob has participated in composer development programmes such as the 49th Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music (DE), Impuls Academie (AT), Académie Voix Nouvelles Royaumont (FR), Bilkent Composition Academy (TR), International Masterclass Shanghai New Music Week (CN), and within Australia at the TSO Composers’ School, Hatched Academy, the Tilde Festival Academy, and AYO’s National Music Camp. Originally beginning studies in economics, Jakob almost completed a degree at the QUT Business School before making the peculiar change to study composition full time. His composition mentors include Liza Lim, Elliott Gyger (MMus, University of Melbourne), and Gerard Brophy (BMus, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University).

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