Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship
The Australia Ensemble aims to foster greater engagement in and recognition of composition and chamber music activities at UNSW. Support from Emeritus Professor Roger Layton AM and Merrilyn Layton have facilitated a UNSW composition fellowship to be offered for the second time in 2019, valued at $10,000 for one year, for an Emerging Composer to write chamber music works as part of the Australia Ensemble’s outreach program.
Terms of Fellowship
The Fellowship will have a value of $10,000 for one year to be paid as a stipend and will be awarded in 2019. The fellowship will engage a selected emerging composer to write two works across the course of a 12-month period – inclusive of one piece for a small ensemble and one piece for a large ensemble, as determined by UNSW.
The Emerging Composer will also be eligible for mentoring sessions with a Composition staff member from the UNSW School of the Arts and Media, member/s of the Australia Ensemble, and an external composition mentor. The Emerging Composer’s works will feature in at least one workshop that will be made available to current UNSW students, UNSW staff and members of the public.
Our congratulations to composer Harry Sdraulig, who was awarded the Australia Ensemble Emerging Composer Fellowship for 2019!
Harry Sdraulig was born in Melbourne in 1992, and has studied at the University of Melbourne and University of Sydney. He currently teaches composition at Abbotsleigh as Composer In Residence, and is undertaking his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Paul Stanhope. Harry's works are frequently performed and broadcast across Australia, and have also been heard in Europe, the UK, and the US. He has been commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Q, PLEXUS, Macedon Music, Musica Viva Australia, the Zelman Symphony Orchestra, and Ensemble Three, along with numerous solo and individual commissions. He has also received several awards including the Australian Postgraduate Award, Glen Johnston Composition Award (Audience Prize), Adolph Spivakovsky Award, and the Frank Albert Prize for Music. Harry's music is published by Wirripang Pty Ltd., QPress, and the Australian Music Centre for which he is a represented artist. You can find out more about Harry and his compositions here.