I'm delighted to announce that I've been awarded the inaugural Sue W Chamber Music Prize by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for my piece Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup. The prize is awarded to a female composer whose submission is judged to be the best original chamber work.
The judging panel, headed by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Professor in Composition Liza Lim, praised the work for its “vitality and witty theatrical flair; its sophisticated scoring and stylistic interplay in a jazz idiom".
Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice books, Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup was written for Eighth Blackbird's Australian tour and Musica Viva's 2017 International Concert Season. The piece was commissioned by the Hildegard Project and Geoff Stearne.
You can read more about the prize and Lobsters below: