Simone Young wins Global Icon award

“Her leadership of great orchestras and opera houses around the world, and her many significant appointments, are a clear demonstration of her dedication to artistic excellence and her exceptional skill as a musician and communicator. Her dedication to engaging with … Continued

WASO announces its 2022 season

Principal Conductor of West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch has announced Western Australia Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 season featuring a number of headline acts rescheduled from 2020. It is a season shaped by circumstance and timing. “The journey I am making … Continued

MDCH among winners of 2021 Art Music Awards

The winners of the 2021 Art Music Awards have been announced, with Anne Cawrse, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, Sydney Chamber Opera and Speak Percussion among those honoured. The Art Music Awards recognise excellence in both composition and performance across a … Continued

Australian Women in Music Awards finalists announced

Deborah Cheetham, Celia Craig, Elena Kats-Chernin, Genevieve Lacey and Katie Noonan are among the finalists announced for the Australian Women in Music Awards. Founding Executive Director Vicki Gordon confirmed that the two-day event will now be held in Brisbane in … Continued

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has died

Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis has died in Athens, aged 96. He was best known for his film scores, including Zorba the Greek and Serpico, but he is credited with over 1,000 works including multiple symphonies, operas, ballets, chamber music and choral works. … Continued

Finalists announced for 2021 Freedman Jazz Fellowship

The Music Trust has announced the finalists for the 2021 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, with three of the four finalists being women. The finalists are: Victorian musician, Flora Carbo (saxophone), Melbourne-based, Joseph Franklin (bass), NSW resident, Hilary Geddes (guitar) and Tasmanian … Continued