Congratulations to Paul Stanhope – winner of two Art Music Awards!

Congratulations to Musica Viva’s 2010 Featured Composer Paul Stanhope. Last night it was announced that Paul was the winner of two Art Music Awards. Presented by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) to recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian music. The Art Music Awards are the only national event in Australia to acknowledge the enormous achievement and creative successes of Australian performers and composers in the genres of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music. According to an article on the awards in the Sydney Morning Herald, “‘very few’ awards cover the same ground and… although the Art Music Awards do not have cash prizes, they carry real prestige.”

The AMC writes:

Paul Stanhope

“This year, Sydney-based composer Paul Stanhope has been honoured with two national Awards: Instrumental Work of the Year, for his beautifully imaginative piece String Quartet No. 2 (performed by Pavel Haas Quartet), and Vocal/Choral Work of the Year, for his exceptionally well-crafted work, Deserts of Exile (taken from Stanhope’s Exile Lamentations choral cycle performed by the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge conducted by Stephen Layton).”

Musica Viva is very excited for Paul and we extend our warmest congratulations.

Read more about the Art Music Awards here.


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