Composer Paul Stanhope made his mark on the 2011 APRA Art Music Awards announced last night. His compositions won Work of the Year in both Instrumental (String Quartet No 2) and Vocal/Choral categories. (Deserts of Exile). Sydney audiences were mesmerised by “Deserts of Exile” when the Sydney Chamber Choir performed it in their “Lamentations” programme a few weeks ago.
James Ledger’s “Chronicles” won orchestral work of the year, and the Performance of the Year award went to soprano Jane Sheldon, Ensemble Offspring and conductor Roland Peelman for “The Origin Cycle”.
Congratulations to all the nominees and especially the winners!