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Don Banks Music Award

Prize/Award

Don Banks Music Award

The Don Banks Music Award is to publicly honour a senior artist of high distinction who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to music in Australia. It is worth $60,000. The award is intended for artists 50 years and over. Nominations are accepted from individuals and arts organisations.

The Don Banks music award was established in honour of Don Banks, Australian composer, performer and the first chair of the music board. Nominations for music artists, including performers and composers from all areas of music, are invited.

The Don Banks music award is granted only once in an artist’s lifetime.

 

Recipients of this award

Year Placing Awarded to Awarded for
1984 Recipient Larry Sitsky
1985 Recipient Nigel Butterley
1986 Recipient Felix Werder
1987 Recipient Martin Wesley-Smith
1988 Recipient Brian Howard
1989 Recipient Ross Edwards
1990 Recipient Colin Brumby
1991 Recipient Ros Bandt
1992 Recipient George Dreyfus
1993 Recipient Moya Henderson
1994 Recipient Roger Smalley
1996 Recipient Richard Mills
1997 Recipient Richard Meale
1998 Recipient Bernie McGann
1999 Recipient Brenton Broadstock
2001 Recipient Allan Browne
2003 Recipient John Curro
2004 Recipient Jan Sedivka
2005 Recipient Carl Vine
2006 Recipient Richard Gill
2007 Recipient Peter Sculthorpe
2009 Recipient Tony Gould
2010 Recipient Belinda Webster