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11 December 2012

Paul Stanhope wins a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

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Composer Paul Stanhope has been awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship for 2013 by the Sidney Myer Fund. First awarded in 2012, these fellowships provide unrestricted grants of $80,000 per year for two years to individual artists, arts managers, and 'thought leaders' in the humanities. The fellowships are intended for artists in their 'early mid-career' - nominations by organisations and individuals (no self-nominations) are reviewed by a panel of peers.

Paul Stanhope is recognised as one of the leading Australian composers of his generation. After studies with Peter Sculthorpe, he was awarded the Charles Mackerras Scholarship enabling him to study at the Guildhall School of Music in London. He won the prestigious Toru Takemitsu Composition Prize in 2004 and was Musica Viva's featured composer in 2010. In 2011, he received two national awards at the yearly Art Music Awards presented by the Australian Music Centre and APRA.

Stanhope's music has been performed widely in Australia by the Pavel Haas Quartet, Trinity College Choir, Cambridge, and the Atos Trio from Berlin, among others. International performances include the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales (2009) and at the City of London Festival (2011).

In 2013, his Piccolo Concerto will receive its premiere season with performances by the Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

AMC resources

Paul Stanhope - AMC profile

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