Anne Boyd


Anne Boyd is one of Australia’s most distinguished composers and music educators who studied with Peter Sculthorpe at the University of Sydney, an institution where she eventually became the first woman to be appointed Professor of Music.

In the interim years she taught at the University of Sussex, and was the Foundation Head of the Department of Music at the University of Hong Kong. Her publisher Faber describes the qualities in her music as “transparency, gentleness and delicacy, attributes which reflect her long involvement with Asian tradition, especially those of Japan and Indonesia”. 

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams (1975) for unaccompanied choir and Goldfish through summer rain (1979) are two of her most popular compositions. In 1996, Boyd was honoured with an AM in the Order of Australia.

Find out more about Anne Boyd at Faber Music.

Performances by CAM:

13th February 2023: ‘Goldfish through summer rain’

27th January 2024: ‘Goldfish through summer rain’