2015 Art Music Awards Announced

The winners of the 2015 Art Music Awards were announced yesterday night. WA’s Ashley Smith and WASO won best performance for their performance of Lauchlan Skipworth’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra at last years Latitude festival.

WASO also won the Western Australian State Award for Excellence in a Regional Area for their ‘WASO on the Road Touring’, and ‘Onslow Kids Music Education (OK Me!)’ in West Pilbara

The full list of the 2015 winners are listed below.

ORCHESTRAL WORK OF THE YEAR
Title Dramatis Personae – Music for Trumpet and Orchestra
Composer Brett Dean
Performed by Håkan Hardenberger, soloist, Brett Dean conductor, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Publishers Hal Leonard/Boosey & Hawkes Group obo Bote Bock Der Boosey Hawkes Bote Bock Gm
INSTRUMENTAL WORK OF THE YEAR
Title The Secret Noise
Composer Damien Ricketson
Performed by Ensemble Offspring
vocal/CHORAL work of the year
Title The Riders
Composer Iain Grandage
Text Alison Croggon, based on the novel by Tim Winton
Performed by Victorian Opera
jazz work of the year
Title Music for Average Photography
Composer Mace Francis
Performed by Mace Francis Orchestra
performance OF THE YEAR
Performer Ashley William Smith soloist, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Baldur Bronnimann conductor
Title Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Composer Lachlan Skipworth
award for excellence
by an organisation
Gondwana Choirs for the 2014 artistic program, and significant contribution to Australian music since 1989
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
by an individual
Ross Edwards for his contribution to Australian chamber music
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
in music education
Lorraine Milne for sustained contribution to music education

 

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
IN a regional area
New England Conservatorium of Music for New England Sings!
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
IN experimental musiC
Richard Johnson for the SoundOut Festival of Experimental and Improvised Music
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN jazz
Julien Wilson for recording and touring associated with the establishment of Lionsharecords