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The latest news articles discussing Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all news articles.

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CSO's Australian Mini-Series online

CSO's Australian Mini-Series online

Co-curated by Matthew Hindson and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's incoming artistic advisor Jessica Cottis, the CSO's Australian Miniseries sees 15 established and emerging Australian composers produce short works for solo instruments, for online premiere by CSO musicians. Of these, ten works are already available online.

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Opportunity: Merlyn Myer Music Commission 2021

Opportunity: Merlyn Myer Music Commission 2021

Expressions of Interest are now open for the fourth Merlyn Myer Music Commission for female composers, closing on Monday 30 November at 12noon AEDT

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AMP's Tomorrow Makers grants to Nicole Murphy, Angela Little, Owen Elsley, Alon Ilsar

AMP's Tomorrow Makers grants to Nicole Murphy, Angela Little, Owen Elsley, Alon Ilsar

AMP Foundation's Tomorrow Makers grant recipients for 2020 include the AMC-represented composer Nicole Murphy, who will use her grant for writing a 20-minute new work for the Sydney-based Geist String Quartet, commissioned by Kammerklang.

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Four new works scheduled for Victorian Opera's 2021 season

Four new works scheduled for Victorian Opera's 2021 season

The 15-year-old Victorian Opera has commissioned a new work from Yorta Yorta composer and soprano Deborah Cheetham, as part of a series of four new operas in the VO's yet-to-be-announced 2021 season. 

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Natalie Williams wins Sue W Music Composition Prize

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 will enable her to write a new work for cello and piano for performance by Umberto Clerici and Ben Kopp.

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Inaugural MOMENTUM Commission to Rae Howell

Inaugural MOMENTUM Commission to Rae Howell

The inaugural MOMENTUM commission ($5,000) has been awarded to composer, multi-instrumentalist Rae Howell, and her proposal to write a number of works for solo piano, including works suitable for beginner to intermediate level players.

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2021 HSC repertoire lists now available

2021 HSC repertoire lists now available

New HSC repertoire lists are now available for students preparing for their NSW Higher School Certificate performance in 2021. Students and teachers in other states can also use this resource to add Australian works to their performance repertoire. 

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Pianist-composer John Carmichael turns 90

Pianist-composer John Carmichael turns 90

Pianist-composer John Carmichael OAM celebrates his 90th birthday on 5 October 2020. A composer of much loved works such as Phoenix: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (premiered and recorded by James Galway); A Little Night Music and Thredbo Suite (both for flute & piano) and Latin American Suite for piano 4 hands, John Carmichael has maintained active connections with Australia despite being based in London for most of his professional life. To celebrate Carmichael's 90th, 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne will dedicate to him the first episode of a new podcast series Musicmakers, as well as a special broadcast on 11 October.

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Classical:NEXT - call for online proposals

Classical:NEXT - call for online proposals

Classical:NEXT is calling for proposals of online content with the view of engaging with the industry event's participants and audience more consistently over the year. The intended dates for an actual Classical:NEXT 2020 event in Rotterdam are 26-29 May 2021. Deadline for proposals is Friday 16 October 2020

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Soundstream Emerging Composers' Forum 2019-2020

Soundstream Emerging Composers' Forum 2019-2020

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2020 Art Music Awards - ceremony and judging panel comments

2020 Art Music Awards - ceremony and judging panel comments

The 2020 Art Music Awards were celebrated on the evening of Tuesday 8 September under extraordinary circumstances - for the first, and hopefully the last, time in an entrirely virtual ceremony, with an audience of hundreds tuning in simultaneously from all corners of the world. As is traditional, we can now share a summary of the hard work by this year's judging panels

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Sonny Chua (1967-2020)

Sonny Chua (1967-2020)

Composer, pianist and music educator Sonny Chua has died at the age of 52 years.

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MOMENTUM III  Sue W - COVID-19 Special Commissions

MOMENTUM III Sue W - COVID-19 Special Commissions

MOMENTUM III - Sue W COVID-19 Special Commissions is a partnership between the Australian Music Centre and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, generously sponsored by Mrs Sue Willgoss and Associate Professor Richard Willgoss. Deadline for this opportunity is 3pm AEDT on Friday 9 October 2020. 

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2020 Art Music Awards - winners announced in a virtual ceremony

2020 Art Music Awards - winners announced in a virtual ceremony

The 2020 Art Music Awards have been celebrated in a virtual ceremony fit for a creative nation, with winning artists and organisations spanning the country from East to West, and from Tasmania to the Northern Territory.

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Freedman Classical Fellowship to Melbourne cellist Richard Narroway

Freedman Classical Fellowship to Melbourne cellist Richard Narroway

29-year-old Melbourne cellist Richard Narroway has been announced winner of the Music Trust's 2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship, worth $20,000.

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