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14 November 2014

2014 Albert H Maggs Award to Tim Dargaville

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Composer, pianist and percussionist Tim Dargaville has been awarded the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award 2014. The award is provided as a commission ($7,000) for a musical work of substantial nature, and a performance subsidy of $3,000 towards a public performance of the new composition.

Dargaville (b.1962) has studied composition and piano under Richard Meale, Keith Humble and Michael Kieran Harvey, and as percussionist he has worked with, amongst others, master drummer Kobla Ladzekpo (Ghana) and Sri TAS Mani at the celebrated Karnataka College of Percussion (India). His compositions include work for the concert platform, theatre, and dance, and have received international recognition with performances at the Warsaw Autumn Festival (Poland), the 4th East-West Music and Dance Encounter (India), the 1997 Wigmore Hall Masters Series (London, UK), and the Rotterdam Bach Festival (the Netherlands). In Australia his music has been broadcast on ABC radio and television, featured in the Melbourne and Sydney International Festivals and awarded both the prestigious Jean Bogan Prize for piano composition and an Ian Potter Music Commission. He has works recorded for ABC Classics, Move Records, and the Divine Art (UK) labels.

'I feel honoured to be awarded this opportunity, as I know that the Albert H. Maggs Award has a significant national profile, and that the list of previous recipients reads like a Who's who of Australian contemporary music composition. It is wonderful to be recognised in such company, to have the chance to create an ambitious new work', Dargaville said.

AMC resources

Tim Dargaville - AMC profile
A list of past recipients of the Albert H Maggs Composition Award

Further links

News article about the Award on the University of Melbourne website

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