Being a composer has never been an easy career. Judging from this feature in The Guardian, things are as difficult as they ever were for career composers.
It is surely a travesty for classical music in Australia that the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Award is to be discontinued after being run annually for 71 years. More than just a contest, the nation’s only national fixture for emerging musicians has been operating since 1944 and has served as a platform for some of…
Alexander Briger AO conducts the Australia World Orchestra in a tour which premieres a work by Paul Dean.
Scenes from the opening night of Dazzling Virtuoso – Gabriele Cassone performing the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concerti on the keyed trumpet with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
It’s on again! The world’s biggest music festival, the BBC Proms, will run for nearly 2 months in 2013 from July 12th to September 7th. Paganini and the sea feature in the famed opening night programme with Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony alongside Paganini inspired compositions by Rachmaninov and Lutoslawski….
In its 2014-15 round of grants, the Australia-India Council Grants Program, under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has awarded Opera Australia $50,000 to take ‘Shane Warne the Musical’ on a tour of India. The grants are aimed at “innovative projects that foster deeper people-to-people and institutional links between Australia and…
Earlier this week, respected music director and educator Richard Gill OAM, delivered the 17th annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks address on the topic of “A Case for New Music” under the auspices of the New Music Network. In an erudite and passionate speech he argues the case for new music and for comprehensive music education in schools….