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16 November 2007

Sydney Sinfonietta Project

Richard Gill in full flight conducting an opera rehearsal Image: Richard Gill in full flight conducting an opera rehearsal  
© Bridget Elliot

The deadline for entry to the 2008 Sydney Symphony Sinfonietta Project is rapidly approaching. A competition which encourages students to write away from the computer, the Sinfonietta Project will enable four students to attend workshops run by Richard Gill in April next year, resulting in an original work being performed by the Sydney Symphony Sinfonietta. Using Beethoven’s Septet as a model, the workshops will focus on compositional form with students aiming to compose their own piece for the same or lesser instrumentation. In addition, Richard will lead a special workshop for teachers on orchestration. 

Information about applications can be found on the Sydney Symphony’s website, along with interviews and video footage of past Sinfonietta project rehearsals, a message from Richard Gill about this year’s workshop model, and the Sydney Symphony’s virtual orchestra where you can compose short excerpts using the specified instrumentation for next year’s project.

Composition Project Details

Further Links

As a national service organisation, the Australian Music Centre is dedicated to increasing the profile and sustainability of Australian composers and other creative artists. The AMC facilitates the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these artists through: composer and other creative artist representation and assistance; resonate – its online magazine; library and retail services; sheet music publishing; and the management, administration and publication of project-based initiatives. Its library collection holds over 30,000 items by more than 500 artists.


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