14 November 2014
2014 Albert H Maggs Award to Tim Dargaville
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
'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.
News article about the Award on the University of Melbourne website
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