Carl Vine has been appointed Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List ‘for distinguished service to the performing arts as a composer, conductor, academic and artistic director, and to the support and mentoring of emerging performers’. Previous recipients of this prestigious honour include Peter Sculthorpe, who received his back in 1990. 
The honour crowns a busy year which has included the first performance of Vine’s orchestral tone poem Gravity Road and his Piano Trio - The Village. Future highlights include the world premiere of a Concerto for Orchestra by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The work was commissioned by philanthropist Geoff Stearn and will receive two performances at the Perth Concert Hall on 10 and 11 October, conducted by Michael Stern.