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Roxanne Della-Bosca : Associate Artist

Random Audio Sample: Variations (solo piano) by Roxanne Della-Bosca, from the CD Arc of light

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Dr Roxanne Della-Bosca (b. 1977) is a West Australian composer-pianist currently residing in Sydney. She studied composition with modernists Roger Smalley and Nigel Butterley, alongside the postmodernist Martin Wesley-Smith; and piano with Faye Kostarelas and Brian Michel. Della-Bosca is an accredited member of the NSW Accompanists' Guild.

In 1998 Della-Bosca was the youngest finalist in the inaugural ABC Young Composers' Award. The same year she completed a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in composition at the University of Western Australia, topping her class and achieving the Ewen award for leadership, the Dorothy Ransom prize for composition (for the second time) and the J. Hodges prize for music literature (for the second time). The following year she was was a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards (WA - Arts Category).

In 2001 Della-Bosca was given the Australian Performing Rights Association Professional Development Award for Young Composers (Classical Category). This enabled her to take an international study trip encompassing Italy and the Dartington International Summer School in the UK (further funded by a Dartington Bursary).

Granted the Doris Burnett Scholarship for Composition in 2000, Della-Bosca commenced a Masters Degree in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She graduated in 2006.

In her early career period, Della-Bosca championed modern music as a performer through her duo work with the violist Ivan Vukcevic, and as a pianist premiered over 20 Australian works. She composed chamber, solo, vocal and theatre work, as well as a prolific orchestral output broadcast by the ABC. She also taught composition at the University of Western Australia, Newcastle Conservatorium and Sydney Conservatorium.

For many years Della-Bosca withdrew from the field of composition in favour of raising a family. However, during this period Della-Bosca also studied part-time. She completed a PhD in music psychology through the University of Western Australia (only the second musician to achieve the Hackett Scholarship), a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International) through the University of Tasmania, and is shortly to complete a law degree at the University of New South Wales.

With the increasing independence of her five children, Della-Bosca is preparing to re-debut as a composer. The publication of two works is imminent.

Roxanne Della-Bosca — current to July 2023

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2001 APRA Professional Development Award (Art Music) Winner