2022 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards Winners

The APRA AMCOS 2022 Art Music Awards took place in Melbourne.

“What a pleasure to celebrate the creativity of the art music community after two difficult years! Congratulations to this year’s winners for these beautiful and evocative works. And thank you to everyone in the Australian art music community for your tenacity and ingenuity – creating and performing under such difficult and unpredictable circumstances – it is greatly appreciated by your local and global audiences,” said Dean Ormston, CEO of APRA AMCOS and Catherine Haridy, CEO of the Australian Music Centre.

APRA AMCOS and AMC congratulate all winners of the 2022 Art Music Awards for their outstanding achievements.

Work of the Year – Choir
Title: Requiem
Composer: Paul Stanhope
Text: Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Neela Nath Das, Mary Elizabeth Frye and Emily Dickinson
Performer: Sydney Chamber Choir

Work of the Year – Drama
Title: Poem for a dry river
Composer: Jane Sheldon
Text: Alice Oswald
Performer: Sydney Chamber Opera

Work of the Year – Jazz
Title: Gray Is Ground Album
Composer: Gian Slater
Performer: Gian Slater

Work of the Year – Large Ensemble
Title: Stratos
Composer: Olivia Davies
Performer: West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Asher Fisch, conductor

Work of the Year – Chamber Music
Title: Hokusai Mixtape
Composer: Tristan Coelho
Cast: Jonathan Henderson, James Wannan, Emily Granger and Tristan

Work of the Year – Electroacoustics/Sound Art
Title: Deep Disintegration
Composer: Sia Ahmad
Performer: Benjamin Anderson

Performance of the Year – Jazz/Improvised Music
Performer: Jeremy Rose & The Earshift Orchestra with Simon Barker and Chloe Kim
Title: Disruption! The voice of the drums
Composer: Jeremy Rose*, Simon Barker and Chloe Kim
Original Music Edition*
Performance of the Year – Rated Composition
Performer: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Art Orchestra, Paul Grabowsky AO, Daniel Wilfred, David Wilfred, conducted by Benjamin Northey
Title: WATA
Composer: Paul Grabowsky AO*, Daniel Wilfred and David Wilfred
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Air Edel Associates*

Excellence in Music Education Award
Honeybee Creative for teaching neurologically diverse people musical skills, songwriting and recording projects, in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie areas of Queensland, culminating in a number of major public performances.

Excellence Award in a Regional Field
Tura New Music and Marrugeku for Sonus3 program and tour

Excellence Award in Experimental Music
ADSR Zine for 2021 activities including exhibition, showcase and online catalog of publications

2022 Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Service to Australian Music Nigel Butterley AM

Lighting Awards
National Individual:
Liza Lim for music composition, Composer Women Program
National organization:
Australian Art Orchestra for their sustained leadership and contribution as an organization, recording, performing, commissioning and facilitating opportunities for others

Luminary Rewards: State/Territory
ACT: Canberra Symphony Orchestra for Australian Series
NSW: Claire Edwardes for 2021 activities
QLD: Kieran Welch for his sustained contribution to Brisbane’s creative music culture as performer and artistic director of Dots+Loops
SA: Mark Ferguson for his sustained contributions to the fields of jazz education, performance and composition
TASMANIA: Simon Reade for management
VICTORIA: Andrea Keller for projects, recordings and mentoring activities

WA: Mace Francis for his work as artistic director, composer and conductor
NT: Claire Kilgariff for the artistic direction of Arafura Music Collective

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