26 August 2016
Freedman Classical Fellowship finalists and concert
The three finalists of the 2016 Freedman Classical Fellowship are violist Stefanie Farrands, percussionist Kaylie Melville and pianist Alex Raineri. The annual Fellowship awards one classical instrumentalist with a scholarship of $20,000 to undertake a career-enhancing creative project. For the first time in the Fellowship's 15-year history, the winner will be announced at a finals concert in Eugene Goosens Hall, Ultimo, on Saturday 17 September. The event will be broadcast live by ABC Classic FM.
Judges this time around are composer, professor Matthew Hindson AM, percussionist and Ensemble Offspring artistic director Claire Edwardes, and Musica Viva's director of artist development Timothy Matthies.
Previous winners of the Freedman Classical Fellowship include percussionists Timothy Constable, Claire Edwardes and Eugene Ughetti, oud player Joseph Tawadros, guitarists Geoffrey Morris and Karin Schaupp, recorder player Genevieve Lacey, didjeridu player William Barton, violinist Kristian Winther, flautist Lina Andonovska, clarinettists Aviva Endean and Ashley Smith, pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska and pianist/composer Peter de Jager.
The Freedman Classical Fellowship is funded by the Freedman Foundation, which assists talented young Australians in the arts and supports medical and scientific research. The Fellowships for Classical Music and Jazz are managed by the Music Trust and administered by Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA).
Freedman Classical Fellowship Awards on Saturday 17 September at
7:30pm, Eugene Goossens Hall, Ultimo, Sydney.
Event details and booking link (free admission): AMC Calendar
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