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Melody Eötvös : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: October in the chair (sextets: flute, oboe, harp, violin, viola, cello) by Melody Eötvös, from the CD Inventi Ensemble II

Photo of Melody Eötvös

Photo: Grant Heger

Artist website: http://www.melodyeotvos.com

Melody Eötvös (1984) was born in the Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia. Her work draws on both multi-media and traditional instrumental contexts, as well substantial extra-musical references to a broad range of philosophical, biological, and ancient topics as well as a sustained interest in late 19th-century life and literature.

Eötvös has studied with a variety of composers across the globe including Gerardo Dirié (Australia), Simon Bainbridge (UK), and, most recently with Claude Baker, David Dzubay, P.Q. Phan, and Aaron Travers (USA). She has also studied electronic music with Jeffrey Hass, John Gibson, and Alicyn Warren.

Accolades include the APRA Professional Development Classical Award (2009), the 3MBS National Composers Award (2009), Soundstream National Composer Award (2012), the Gallipoli Songs composition competition (2014), the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission administered by the League of American Orchestras & the EarShot Foundation (world premiere: Carnegie Hall October 23rd 2015), the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra International Composition Competition (2016), the orchestral prize for the Red Note Music Festival (2017, USA), and was a finalist in the Orchestra Music category of the 2019 Art Music Awards (Australia).

Eötvös has had her music performed by ensembles and orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta, BBC Singers, The Australian String Quartet, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has participated in several electronic music festivals including SEAMUS 2011 (US), ACMC 2012 (Australia), and ICMC 2011 (New Zealand). She has also participated in numerous festivals and workshops internationally, most recently as a composer in residence with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz (2019).

Current commissions include The Philadelphia Orchestra (USA), The Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra (USA). Eötvös is a Lecturer in Composition and Aural Studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Melody holds a Doctor of Music (2014) from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music USA, and a Master of Music (2008) from the Royal Academy of Music, London UK. melodyeotvos.com

Melody Eötvös — current to June 2020

Studied with

Gerardo Dirié (2003 - 2006)


Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2019 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral Finalist Ruler of the Hive
2009 APRA Professional Development Award (Art Music) Winner

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Hic Svnt Dracones : for symphony orchestra (2022) Commissioned by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Hope. Fear. Anything. : For Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet (2022) Commissioned by John and Irene Garran.
Digital sheet music sample Pyramidion : full orchestra (2022) Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as part of the 50 Fanfares project.
Digital sheet music sample Antumbra : for percussion and fixed audio (2022) Commissioned by Claire Edwardes.
Digital sheet music sample Pilgrimado : for viola and fixed-media (2021) Commissioned by Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), The ANAM Set.
Digital sheet music sample Piano Sonata No. 2 : A Story from the Sand Dunes (2021) Commissioned for the Brisbane Music Festival 2021.