13 September 2011
Maggs Composition Award to Katy Abbott
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Katy Abbott is the recipient of the 2011 Albert H Maggs Award for Composition. This award has been given annually since 1967 and comes in the form of a commission. Abbott will write a new work for performance in 2012-13.
Albert H. Maggs of Toorak, Victoria, was a bookmaker who presented a sum of money to the University of Melbourne for the purpose of founding a composition award to 'encourage and assist composers of classical music who might otherwise abandon their efforts for want of means'.
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