2 October 2020
Natalie Williams wins Sue W Music Composition Prize
Natalie Williams has won the 2019-2020 Sue W Chamber Music Composition Prize ($,7000) by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Prize has enabled her to write a new work for cello and piano for performance by Umberto Clerici and Ben Kopp.
The judging panel remarked on the high quality of the two works for strings, submitted by Williams as part of her application:
'The first piece demonstrated very idiomatic cello and piano writing, and a capability for both lyrical writing and rhythmically complex driving ideas. The second piece was very cleverly constructed and kept the tension going for the duration. There is a clear sense of structure, a confident voice, and a professionalism present in these two works.'
The new work for cello and piano will be premiered this month at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, as part of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Australian Series, details to be confirmed.
The annual Sue W Chamber Music Composition Prize is made possible through a generous gift from Mrs Sue Willgoss and Associate Professor Richard Willgoss.
> News article on the Sydney Conservatorium of Music website (11 September 2020)
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