4 December 2007
Ian Potter Music Commissions 2007 Fellowships
© Bridget Elliot/Cindy Milton
The Ian Potter Music Commissions for 2007 were announced last week at a ceremony in Melbourne. Liza Lim has won the Fellowship commission ($80,000) for an established composer, while Anthony Pateras has been awarded the Emerging Composer Fellowship ($20,000).
Currently based in Berlin on a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Artist-in-residence program, Lim will use the Fellowship to create a portfolio of new work over the next two years. The commission will support two new works for the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra, who recently gave the Italian premiere of Lim’s The Compass, as well as a piano work for American pianist Marilyn Nonken.
For Pateras – who has recently returned from a European tour performing his newly released solo prepared piano set, Chasms – the commission will support new works for percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson, The Song Company, Speak Percussion and Ensemble Integrales. The award will not only support Pateras’s creative output over the next two years, but also his professional development.
The Music Commissions Program, conducted by The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, began in 1999. Composers are required to submit proposals for new works, and successful applicants are chosen on the basis of quality and innovation.
‘These awards are esteemed by composers both established and up and coming’, says Lady Potter, the life governor of The Ian Potter Foundation – a major philanthropic foundation. ‘Not only do they encourage the composition of new music, the Fellowships also provide an exciting opportunity for creative growth’.
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