2015 Art Music Awards
An outstanding group of individuals and organisations were announced as winners of the 2015 Art Music Awards at a ceremony held at Sydney's City Recital Hall on Tuesday evening 11 August 2015. The yearly gala event, organised by the Australian Music Centre and APRA AMCOS, celebrated the achievement and creative success of composers, performers and practitioners in the genres of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music.
2015 Art Music Awards - winners
Performance of the Year: Ashley William Smith soloist, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Baldur Brönnimann conductor for the performances of Lachlan Skipworth's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral: The Riders, composed by Iain Grandage, libretto by Alison Croggon, based on the novel by Tim Winton, performed by Victorian Opera
Jazz Work of the Year: Music for Average Photography, composed by Mace Francis, performed by Mace Francis Orchestra
Instrumental Work of the Year: The Secret Noise composed by Damien Ricketson, performed by Ensemble Offspring
Orchestral Work of the Year: Dramatis Personae - Music for Trumpet and Orchestra composed by Brett Dean, performed by Håkan Hardenberger, soloist, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean conductor (publishers: Hal Leonard/Boosey & Hawkes Group obo Bote Bock Der Boosey Hawkes Bote Bock Gm)
Award for Excellence by an Organisation: Gondwana Choirs for the 2014 artistic program, and significant contribution to Australian music since 1989
Award for Excellence by an Individual: Ross Edwards for his contribution to Australian chamber music
Award for Excellence in Music Education: Lorraine Milne for sustained contribution to music education
Award for Excellence in a Regional Area: New England Conservatorium of Music for New England Sings!
Award for Excellence in Experimental Music: Richard Johnson for the SoundOut Festival of Experimental and Improvised Music
Award for Excellence in Jazz: Julien Wilson for recording and touring associated with the establishment of Lionsharecords
2015 State Awards
In the category of Excellence in Experimental Music: Richard Johnson, for SoundOut Festival of Experimental and Improvised Music
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In the category of Excellence in Music Education: Moorambilla Voices, for education work in North West NSW
In the category in Excellence in Music Education: Topology, for Top Up music education program
In the category of Excellence by an Organisation: Adelaide Festival, for 2014 Tectonics Adelaide
In the category of Excellence by an Organisation: Speak Percussion, for 2014 international touring
In the category of Excellence in a Regional Area: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, for WASO on the Road Touring, and Onslow Kids Music Education (OK Me!) in West Pilbara
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> Performers and presenters at the 2015 Art Music Awards ceremony.
Pictured (from top): Larry Sitsky; Iain Grandage; Bernie Heard (Gondwana Voices); John Davis (CEO Australian Music Centre).