Roxanne Della-Bosca : Associate Artist
Roxanne Della-Bosca currently lives in Sydney with her husband and their two vibrant sons. Since her composition Zden (Little Saddle) for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2003, she has spent her time being a mother and completing a PhD on sequences of mental processes involved in compositional creativity (through the University of Western Australia with a prestigious Hackett Scholarship).
Having graduated with a BMus with first class honours in composition from the University of Western Australia, and an MMus in composition from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Della-Bosca has been the beneficiary of many awards, including the twice received Dorothy Ransom and J. Hodges prizes in composition, and the Ewen Award for leadership. She was a finalist in the 1998 ABC Young Composers' Competition and the 1999 WA Young Australian of the Year Awards (Arts Category).
Prestigious performances of her compositions include renowned artists Michael Kieran Harvey, Patricia Pollet, Ivan Vukcevic, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (twice), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the WASO New Music Ensemble, and the UWA Symphony Orchestra.
Both her compositions and piano playing have been broadcast on the ABC Classic FM and Radio National. As a soloist and accompanist she has premiered over 20 new Australian works.
As a teacher, Roxanne Della-Bosca has promoted composition as an important creative outlet through numerous residencies, community music groups and private teaching engagements.
Biography provided by the composer — current to October 2010