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Robyn Holmes Photo credit Steven Lloyd Photography

Robyn Holmes Photo credit Steven Lloyd Photography

APRA Art Music Awards 2018 THE WINNERS

by Paul Cashmere on August 22, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

APRA has a vital position in the Australian music industry with the Art Music Awards. APRA is the one organisation that recognises that creative works to not have to fit within a Top 40 format.

The Art Music Awards recognises achievement in making a difference to Australia’s cultural landscape.

With the Art Music Awards APRA and the Australian Music Centre distinguish the triumphs of work for music education, regional areas and organisations and well as music creation for instrumental works, experimental music, jazz, orchestral and choral categories.

The Art Music Awards were announced at an event at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom on Monday night (21 August 2018).

2018 ART MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

Vocal / Choral Work of the Year

Title: Biographica
Composer: Mary Finsterer; libretto by Tom Wright
Performer: Sydney Chamber Opera, Ensemble Offspring with Jack Symonds (conductor)

Jazz Work of the Year

Title: American Counterpoint
Composer: Matthew Sheens
Performer: Matthew Sheens, Lyndon Gray, Myele Manzanza, and Zephyr String Quartet

Instrumental Work of the Year

Title: Cantor (after Willa Cather)
Composer: Lisa Illean
Performer: Ensemble Offspring

Orchestral Work of the Year

Title: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Composer: Paul Stanhope
Performer: Joshua Davis (trombone), West Australian Symphony Orchestra with Asher Fisch (conductor)

Performance of the Year

Performer: Eighth Blackbird
Title: Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup
Composer: Holly Harrison

Award for Excellence by an Organisation

· Tura New Music for 30 years of presenting, producing, commissioning, exhibiting, publishing, advocating and supporting Australian art music

Award for Excellence by an Individual

· Carl Vine AO for 2017 activities

Award for Excellence in Music Education

· Young Music Society Inc. (ACT) for 50 years of community youth music activity

Award for Excellence in a Regional Area

· Big hART for Acoustic Life of Sheds

Award for Excellence in Experimental Music

· Chamber Made for Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu Teahouse Project)

Award for Excellence in Jazz

· Sandy Evans for rockpoolmirror

Winners of State Awards are determined through a review process assessing all applications received for each state across all Award categories.

2018 ART MUSIC AWARDS – STATE and TERRITORY AWARDS

NSW Award for Excellence in a Regional Area
Tyalgum Music Festival for the 2017 Tyalgum Music Festival

QLD Award for Excellence in Experimental Music
Vanessa Tomlinson, Leah Barclay and John Ferguson for 100 Ways to Listen

SA Award for Vocal/Choral Work of the Year
Anne Cawrse for On Earth as in Heaven

TAS Award for Orchestral Work of the Year
Maria Grenfell for Spirals for clarinet, bassoon and chamber orchestra

VIC Award for Excellence by an Organisation
Move Records for 50 years of recording and release of new music

WA Award for Performance of the Year
Louise Devenish, Leah Scholes and Vanessa Tomlinson for Never Tilt Your Chair Back by Kate Neal

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