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 Composer: Nicholas Gentile
Commissioned by: Cowra Civic Centre

Cowra has an extensive history and story to tell about the role of peace. Drawing on the events of the Cowra Breakout with the Japanese and Italian prisoners of war, the World Peace Bell, the Japanese Gardens, Peace Precinct and ongoing commitment to international understanding, Nicholas composed the World Peace Day Suite.

"Path Of Peace" (featured in the video below) is the finale of Movement #3 from the Suite.



Bridget Patterson

Jessica Westcott

Timothy O'Neal Sung

Sun Hong


Featuring & thanks to:

Kailesh Reitmans, Phil Gentile, Demi Louise, Brittanie Shipway, Dani Mirels, Clare Mack, Cypriana Singh, Denzel Bruhn, Emelina Elizabeth-Marie, Alexis Hutchinson, Martin Everett, Matt Herne, Serena Tramontana



Movement No.1 -Once Foes, Now Friends.mpArtist Name
00:00 / 05:29
Movement No.2 - The Cherry BlossomArtist Name
00:00 / 05:02
Movement No.3 - The Path Of PeaceArtist Name
00:00 / 05:33

Nicholas Gentile has established himself as a fine talent in the Music Industry with shining testimonials concerning theatre, performance and composition. A proud graduate of the prestigious Talent Development Project, Nicholas has performed and studied around the world.


In 2010, Nicholas received a scholarship to London to study conducting under Denise Ham and Colin Pettit on the West End Production of Les Miserables. In 2013, Nicholas travelled to Broadway through the Talent Development Project to work with composers like Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, Godspell, Pippin) and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Aladdin) and perform in theatre venues around New York and Washington such as Don’t Tell Mamma and The Kennedy Centre. He was invited back to be a student in the Marvin Hamlisch Broadway Conductors Program. 

Nicholas is the composer of La Creole, Together Apart, and last year released a musical short film trilogy online starring Philip Quast. He has worked as a composer and orchestrator on various short films for international film festivals. He continues to teach musical theatre at the Australian Institute of Music and occasionally joins the staff at NIDA and the International Screen Academy. Nicholas has recently undertaken a new position as the Chief Conductor of the Sydney Girls Orchestra. 

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