Kenneth W Tribe

In the Australian world of music, Kenneth W Tribe AC was widely recognised as a figure of the most profound and beneficial influence. Having practised the law all his working life, he spent over 50 years working in a voluntary capacity helping to create today’s thriving musical scene. He was a modest man of unassuming temperament but the range of his wisdom and leadership was prodigious. He died aged 96 in July 2010 after this portrait was written.


Audio Extracts


Experience of St Andrews Choir School in 1920s


‘Sandwich’ principle in concert programs and power on boards


Admiration for writer George Eliot and her book Daniel Deronda


Commissioning Fund for composers


Discussion of religion