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Prize/Award

Melbourne Prize for Music

The Melbourne Prize Trust, established in 2004, provides financial and professional development opportunities to artists by running the annual Melbourne Prize, which operates in a three-year cycle as follows:

/ Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (2020)

/ Melbourne Prize for Literature (2021)

/ Melbourne Prize for Music (2022)

/ Three-year cycle commences again with the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023

The Trust has three objectives, which are met by running the annual Melbourne Prize:

/ to recognise and reward excellence and talent;

/ to inspire creative development;

/ to enrich public life.

 

Recipients of this award

Year Placing Awarded to Awarded for
2007 Winner - Development Award 2007 Julian Langdon
2007 Winner - Outstanding Musician Award 2007 Genevieve Lacey
2007 Winner - Melbourne Prize for Music 2007 Paul Grabowsky
2010 Winner - Melbourne Prize for Music 2010 David Jones
2010 Winner - Outstanding Musician Award 2010 Benjamin Northey
2010 Winner - Development Award 2010 Nat Bartsch
2013 Winner - Melbourne Prize for Music 2013 Brett Dean
2013 Winner - Outstanding Musician Award 2013 Stephen Magnusson
2016 Winner - Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Distinguished Musicians Fellowship 2016 Kutcha Edwards
2016 Winner - Beleura Award for Composition 2016 Kate Neal
2016 Winner - Outstanding Musician Award 2016 Scott Tinkler
2016 Winner - Development Award 2016 Matthias Schack-Arnott
2019 Winner - Beleura Emerging Composers Award 2019 Andrea Keller
2019 Finalist - Beleura Emerging Composers Award 2019 May Lyon
2019 Winner - New Melbourne Prize for Music 2019 Deborah Cheetham