Caroline Wilkins

Born 1953, Taunton, UK, studied piano and composition at the Royal College of Music. From 1982-87 she lived in Sydney, guest-lecturing in piano improvisation and new music theatre composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 1987 she was awarded an Australia Council grant for further new music theatre composition study with Mauricio Kagel in Cologne. Since 1989 Wilkins's music has received performances, prizes and broadcasts worldwide. She was awarded the Karl-Sczuka prize from South West German Radio in 2000 for her radio composition Mecanica Natura. She currently lives in Britain, where she has just completed a practice-based PhD in sound-theatre composition at Brunel University, West London. Her works are published by G. Ricordi & Co. Munich.