Winners of the 2014 Art Music Awards announced
29 August 2014
Winners have been announced across 11 national and seven State categories at this year’s Art Music Awards. The Awards were held for the first time in Melbourne at the Plaza Ballroom on Tuesday 26th August.
Hosted by APRA|AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the Art Music Awards celebrate the achievement and creative success of composers, performers and educators in the genres of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music. This year’s diverse list of winners features some of Australia’s finest artists.
Victorian winners include:
Paul Grabowsky also impressed with his work Tall Tales, awarded in the Work of the Year: Jazz category. Tall Tales is a journey through three different types of musical language, the first inspired by the Yolngu people of Northern Australia.
Arts Centre Melbourne has received the Victorian State Award for composer development project 5x5x5 in the Excellence by an Organisation category,
Dr Catherine Crock’s support of Australian composers to create new works for her recording project The Hush Collection, Volumes 1-13 has seen her take out the Award for Excellence by an Individual.
The Performance of the Year category was awarded to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, for Brett Dean’s The Last Days of Socrates. This complex 55-minute piece was conducted by Simone Young with soloist Peter Coleman-Wright and featured large choirs, impressive percussive elements and offstage musicians and singers.
The Australian Art Orchestra took home the Award for Excellence by an Organisation, with their standout achievements in 2013, including diverse programs, cross-cultural collaborations and community engagement.
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