Prof. Liza Lim is a composer, educator and researcher whose music focusses on collaborative and transcultural practices. Lim is Professor of Composition and the inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. Her research focuses on composition, collaborative processes in instrumental music, opera, music and gender, issues of ecology and multispecies justice. Her large-scale composition Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018) has been described as ‘one of the most important, powerful and original compositions of the decade’ (Tim Rutherford-Johnson). Liza Lim has received commissions from some of the world’s pre-eminent orchestras and ensembles and her output ranges from 5 operas to orchestral, chamber and solo works. Awards recognising her wide-ranging career include the Australia Council’s Don Banks Award (2018), the ‘Happy New Ears Prize’ of the Hans and Gertrud Zender Foundation (2021) and the 2022 APRA AMCOS National Luminary Award. She was DAAD Artist-in-Berlin in 2007-08 and Composer-in-Residence at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 2021-22. She was a founding member of the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne (2012-2016) and was elected a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin in 2022. Her catalogue of works has been published by Casa Ricordi (Milan, London, Berlin) since 1992. Her music appears on 10 monographic CDs and 27 other discs including KAIROS, WERGO, Hat Art, HCR/NMC, New Focus Recordings, and ABC Classic.