23 January 2012
Tintner Fellowship to James Wade
[Update 31 January - link to the story in The Australian added.]
Melbourne-based composer James Wade, 32, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship. The $40 000 fellowship is awarded by the Hephzibah Tintner Foundation 'to young people with the potential to contribute significantly to the cultural and artistic life of Australia'.
Wade is the second composer to receive the fellowship which will fund a two-year stint with the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Symphony. Awarded now for the sixth time, the fellowship was established in memory of Hephzibah Tintner, a ballet dancer, choreographer and actor who died from cancer in 2001 at 30 years of age.
The fellowship is awarded in the fields of music or dance, with a particular focus on composing, conducting, choreography, production or direction. It provides study and training opportunities both in Australia and overseas and, subject to sufficient progress, gives the recipient the chance to compose for some of Australia's leading cultural organisations.
A graduate of the University of Melbourne, James Wade studied philosophy, psychology and music history before proceeding to study voice with Steven Grant and composition with Stuart Greenbaum, Johanna Selleck and Brenton Broadstock. His compositions are influenced by philosophical and abstract ideas, including themes relating to environment, identity and the nature of life.
Wade - AMC profile
'The Voice of the Ancient Bard (First Stones)' - a blog article by James Wade on Resonate (16 August 2011)
'Tasmanian Orchestral experience' - Melody Eötvös, James Wade and Chris Williams interviewed on Resonate (29 June 2009)
'Tintner frees Wade for work' - The Australian (23 January 2012)
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