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Richard Tognetti

Richard Tognetti was born in 1970 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. He is a composer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Water Diviner (2014) and Storm Surfers, Dangerous Banks (2008). See full bio »

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 2014 The Water Diviner (arranger: "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles")
 2011 Gerhard Richter - Painting (Documentary) (performer: "Klavierkonzert No.1 in d-moll")
 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (performer: "Ghost of Time") / (writer: "Ghost of Time")
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 2014 The Water Diviner (composer: additional music)
 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (conductor: orchestra) / (musician: violin)
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 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (violin instructor: Russell Crowe)
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 2015 The Making of the Water Diviner (Video documentary short) (thanks)
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 2016 Meet the Mavericks (TV Series documentary)
 2015 Ready for This (TV Series)
- Shadow Boxing (2015) ... Himself
 2015 The Making of the Water Diviner (Video documentary short)
Himself - Composer
 2013 ACO Virtual (Short)
Himself - ACO Artistic Director and Violin
 2003 HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short)

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Regularly performs around Australia and overseas in the Australian Chamber Orchestra concert season. See more »

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[on the fact the Australian Chamber Orchestra always stands to perform] "It's better for us to stand for a start. You get more life out of the musicians if they are standing, they play more like soloists." See more »


Richard Tognetti claimed that Russell Crowe had great concentration and made fast progress on the violin. Russell disagreed, saying he was still having trouble playing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"! See more »

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