26 June 2017
Kate Moore wins the Matthijs Vermeulen Award
© Johan Nieuwenhuize
Kate Moore has won the prestigious Dutch composition prize Matthijs Vermeulen Award for her work The Dam. The work was initially premiered at the Canberra International Music Festival in 2015, and the original version for soprano and ensemble (including didjeridu) was later arranged by the composer for the UK-based Icebreaker ensemble. The arrangement was premiered by the Icebreaker in February. The prize, worth E20,000 ($29,500) will be presented to Moore in an event in the Hague in December.
Read also Kate Moore's article 'Sacred Environment Journal' (Resonate 30 June 2017) about her work on the oratorio Sacred Environment, premiered by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir on 24 June 2017 at the Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam.
The Award will be presented to Kate Moore in a ceremony at the Korzo Theatre in The Hague on 2 December.
> News article 22 June 2017 (in Dutch)
> 'Kate Moore wins Matthijs Vermeulenprijs - as first woman composer ever' - an article in the Contemporary Classical blog (27 November 2017)
> Kate Moore - AMC resources
[Article updated 10 July 2017 - work details and links; 29 November 2017 - ceremony details and article link.]
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