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2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship Winner Announced

Winner of The Music Trust’s 2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship announced Richard Narroway, cello emerging from Victoria’s lockdown 29-year old Melbourne cellist Richard Narroway has been announced winner of The Music Trust’s 2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship. The prestigious $20,000 award is offered to an exceptional instrumentalist annually. “This is such an incredible honour and a huge… continue reading »


2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship Finalists Announced

“Four exceptional string players compete this year for the much-coveted Fellowship, generously offered by the Freedman Foundation. An impressive field of candidates, many of whom are already forging successful international careers, could not be whittled down easily.”  Roland Peelman Following a nation-wide search four finalists have been selected to compete for the 2020 Freedman Classical… continue reading »


The Freedman Music Fellows report on their Fellowship projects

Freedman Classical Fellows and Freedman Jazz Fellows win their awards by performing for judges and audiences and proposing projects on which they would spend their prize money should they win a Fellowship. These projects are intended to assist the winners to develop their careers. Generally speaking, they are designed to enable the artists to increase… continue reading »


ANNOUNCEMENT: Winner of the 2017 Freedman Jazz Awards

FREEDMAN JAZZ  FELLOWSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED The winner of the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship is Sydney’s Emma Stephenson Freedman Jazz 2017 brought together the talents of three multi-talented musicians with their bands at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 30 October. The winner of the Freedman Jazz Fellowship 2017 was announced on the night. Intense competition… continue reading »


ANNOUNCEMENT: Finalists for the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship

FREEDMAN JAZZ FELLOWSHIP FINALISTS ANNOUNCED Finalists Concert – Monday 30 October – 7.30pm – The Studio – Sydney Opera House INFO and BOOKINGS https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/Contemporary-Music/2017/freedman-jazz-fellowship.html Email: bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com or phone 02 9250 7777 The Music Trust has announced the three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, Australia’s premier award for excellence in jazz. This year’s… continue reading »


WINNER of the 2017 Freedman Classical Fellowship

FREEDMAN CLASSICAL FELLOWSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED The winner of the 2017 Freedman Classical Fellowship is Melbournian bassoonist  Matthew Kneale “an extraordinary rapport with audiences” In a thrilling competition broadcast live across the nation from the ABC’s Eugene Goossens Hall, Melbourne bassoonist Matthew Kneale was selected as the winner of the prestigious $20,000 Freedman Classical Fellowship. This… continue reading »


2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship Nominees announced

The Music Trust is delighted to announce the list of nominees for the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. The annual Freedman Jazz Fellowship, is designed to assist young top Australian jazz musicians aged up to 35 years to build further career success.  Based on an invite-only process, nominees are selected by senior industry figures in each… continue reading »


2017 Freedman Classical Fellowships Finalists

Freedman Classical Fellowship Finalists Announced The three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Freedman Classical Fellowship have now been announced. The annual Freedman Fellowship awards a classical instrumentalist, of up to 30 years of age, a $20,000 cash prize to undertake a career-enhancing creative project. The 2017 finalists are bassoonist Matthew Kneale, flautist Tamara Kohler and pianist… continue reading »


Nominees for the 2017 Freedman Classical Fellowships

  The Music Trust is delighted to announce the list of nominees for the 2017 Freedman Classical Fellowship. The annual Freedman Classical Fellowship, is designed to assist young top Australian classical musicians aged up to 30 years to build further career success.  Based on an invite-only process, nominees are selected by senior industry figures in… continue reading »


Freedman Jazz Fellowship Finalists 2016

2016 FELLOWSHIP FINALISTS ANNOUNCED The Music Trust today announced the three finalists for the prestigious 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, Australia’s premier award for excellence in jazz. This year’s contenders for the annual scholarship are drummer James McLean and pianists Joe O’Connor and Luke Sweeting. The finalists will now have the opportunity to compete for the… continue reading »


Freedman Classical Fellowship Finalists 2016

Freedman Classical Fellowship Finalists Announced The three finalists of the prestigious 2016 Freedman Classical Fellowship have today been announced.  The annual Fellowship awards one classical instrumentalist of up to 30 years of age with a scholarship of $20,000 to undertake a career-enhancing creative project. The 2016 finalists are violist Stefanie Farrands, percussionist Kaylie Melville and… continue reading »


Freedman Classical Fellow 2016

Freedman Classical Fellowship 2016 Winner Announced The winner of the 2016 Freedman Classical Fellowship is violist Stefanie Farrands. The winner was announced at the inaugural ABC Classic FM Finalists Concert and live broadcast on Saturday 17 September, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo. The prestigious annual Fellowship awards a classical instrumentalist under 30 years of age… continue reading »


2017 Freedman New Jazz Series

The next Freedman New Jazz concert is: Christopher Hale and Minyoung Woo with special support by Ben Hauptmann part of SIMA’s WINTER JAZZ Saturday 26 August Sound Lounge – Seymour Centre, Chippendale “You know a show is special when the audience jumps to its collective feet as soon as the last note is played… The… continue reading »


Freedman Classical Fellow 2015

The winner of the 2015 Freedman Classical Fellowship is clarinettist Aviva Endean. Open this address to hear Aviva play and be interviewed by Andrew Ford on the Music Show: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/freedman-classic-music-fellowship-winner/6784998  or see the direct link at the bottom of the page.   The prestigious annual Fellowship awards a classical instrumentalist of 30 years of age… continue reading »


Freedman Classical Fellowship Finalists 2015

The four finalists of the 2015 Freedman Classical Fellowship are clarinettist Aviva Endean, harpist Jessica Fotinos, violinist Suyeon Kang and pianist Alex Raineri. The prestigious annual Fellowship awards a classical instrumentalist less than 30 years of age with a $15,000 scholarship to undertake a career-enhancing creative project. Aviva Endean is a performance-maker, clarinettist and composer… continue reading »


Freedman Jazz reviewed

by John Clare 13th Freedman Jazz Concert. July 20, The Studio: Sydney Opera House. These nights, which cap a period of assessing recorded submissions by nominees along with their proposals as to what projects they will undertake should they win, are many things. Unfailingly they are thrilling concerts and informed cross sections of the diverse… continue reading »


2015 Freedman Jazz Fellow

Congratulations to pianist Tal Cohen, the 2015 Freedman Jazz Fellow. Tal has won this year’s Fellowship after the Freedman Jazz concert held on Monday 20th July at The Studio, Sydney Opera House, where he performed with Jamie Oehlers (saxophone), Cameron Undy (bass) and Tim Firth (drums). The Freedman Jazz prize involves a $15,000 cash prize… continue reading »


Freedman Jazz 2015

Freedman Jazz showcases Australia’s top jazz artists in the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Each of the finalists will present a set of music, in an unforgettable night of jazz.  This year’s Freedman Jazz concert will be held at The Studio, Sydney Opera House, on Monday 20 July. The program will be announced in mid-June when… continue reading »


ANNOUNCEMENT: Winner of the Freedman Classical Fellowship

The winner of the Freedman Classical Fellowship for 2014 is pianist Peter de Jager. For his Freedman audition, pianist Peter de Jager played music by Medtner, Szymanowski, and Australian (born in England) composer Chris Dench. Don’t really know those composers? That’s not surprising, most listeners would not. Nor would very many pianists be tempted to… continue reading »


ANNOUNCEMENT: Winner of the 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship

The 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship has been awarded to pianist Aaron Choulai. Choulai’s win was decided by his performance for a full-house Freedman Jazz concert at The Studio of Sydney Opera House on August 20. Choulai went up against singer Gian Slater, trombonist Shannon Barnett and pianist Matthew Sheens. It was the first Freedman final… continue reading »


FREEDMAN CLASSICAL FELLOWSHIP FINALISTS 2014

There were 15 nominees selected by notable classical music people around Australia, shown below with the list of nominees. Of the 15, 13 made application with the required recording of their music and a plan for a career-advancing project on which they would spend the funds if chosen as the Fellow. The judges have selected… continue reading »


FREEDMAN JAZZ FELLOWSHIP FINALISTS 2014

  Freedman Jazz, the concert which decides the winner of the 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, took place at The Studio of the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday August 20, 2014. The 16 candidates for the Freedman Classical Fellowship were nominated by distinguished jazz musicians from around Australia. From the 16, the judging panel of three… continue reading »


NOMINEES FOR THE FREEDMAN CLASSICAL FELLOWSHIP FOR 2014

These are the nominees for 2014, along with a brief excerpt from the comments by the nominator. Anthony Albrecht, historical cello. “In 2012 Anthony was accepted into The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program on full scholarship, resulting in performances with Monica Huggett, Jordi Savall and Richard Egarr…” Amy Brookman, violin. “Together with three other like-minded… continue reading »


NOMINEES FOR THE FREEDMAN JAZZ FELLOWSHIP FOR 2014

These are the nominees for 2014, along with a brief excerpt from the comments by the nominator. Shannon Barnett, trombone,  “…one of Australia’s finest Jazz musicians.  She is an inspiration to so many, around the world, and is someone who is highly regarded in the scene, as a wonderful trombonist and improviser… she is now… continue reading »


Freedman Fellows

Classical Fellows 2020 Richard Narroway, Cellist 2019 Rohan Dasika, Bassist 2018 Oliver Shermacher, Clarinetist 2017 Matthew Kneale, Bassoonist 2016 Stefanie Farrands, Violist 2015 Aviva Endean, Clarinettist 2014 Peter de Jager, Pianist 2013 Lina Andonovska, Flautist 2012 Ashley William Smith, Clarinettist 2011 Eugene Ughetti, Percussionist 2010 Kristian Winther, Violinist 2009 No award 2008 No award 2007 Timothy… continue reading »


Freedman Concerts

FREEDMAN JAZZ Freedman Jazz showcases Australia’s top jazz artists in the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Each of the finalists present a set of music, in an unforgettable night of jazz. Freedman Jazz is a window into what’s happening now in jazz and a landmark event in the Australian jazz calendar each year. “For music lovers… continue reading »


Freedman Music Fellowships

The Freedman Music Fellowships are among the most prestigious offered to Australian musicians. They are awarded annually to a classical music instrumentalist and a jazz musician. Australian/Finnish double bassist Helen Svoboda has been announced winner of The Music Trust’s 2020 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Esteemed Freedman Jazz judges Mike Nock, Chris Cody and Laurence Pike commented: … continue reading »


FJazz 2016 Reviewed

By John Clare The Studio, Sydney Opera House August 1, 2016 Once more the Freedman Jazz Fellowship final night, and once more an event to remember for the standard of performances and of course the splendour of its situation. The Opera House Studio is undoubtedly one of the outstanding acoustic spaces in Australia and one in… continue reading »


Unseen Scenes

This Japanese-Australian quartet has a modern yet lyrical approach to their original stylized compositions leading to a balanced and very enjoyable album. Bungalow comprises Mike Rivett, sax, Kichi Sato, piano, Hiroshi Ikejiri, bass, and Ko Omura, drums, and their previous album Digital Seed was released in 2013. Mike Rivett, an Australian from Cairns, has lived… continue reading »


Submission to the National Opera Review

National Opera Review Secretariat operareview@arts.gov.au November 24, 2015 Music Trust Submission to the National Opera Review Dear Review Panel We are pleased to have the opportunity to make this submission. It has been formulated by The Music Trust, a national organisation established in 2013 to undertake projects to advance music in Australia. Since it is… continue reading »


How we will rule the world #2: an advocacy agenda

So the idea is that arts advocacy would look for principles upon which most artists agree. Some of the hot issues in politics would be based around these principles. Take up a hot issue and enter the fray with the best arguments and tactics our ingenious sector can come up with. Also invite reciprocal support… continue reading »


Jig’s Up – July 2015

The Australian World Orchestra will perform at the very end of July in Sydney (two concerts) and Melbourne (one). If you are into orchestral music, this is a thrilling orchestra made up of Australian musicians come home from around the world and around the country. It will be conducted by Simon Rattle, himself a thrill…. continue reading »


Nominees for the Classical Fellowship: 2015

The Music Trust has announced a list of nominees for the 2015 Freedman Classical Fellowship. The annual Freedman Classical Fellowship, held by The Music Trust is designed to assist young top Australian classical musicians aged up to 30 years to build further career success.  Based on an invite-only process, nominees are selected by senior industry… continue reading »


Nominees for the Jazz Fellowship 2015

The Music Trust has announced a list of nominees for the 2015 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, with the event culminating in a concert by the four finalists in Sydney on July 20. The annual Freedman Jazz Fellowship, held by The Music Trust is designed to assist young top Australian jazz musicians aged up to 35 years… continue reading »


Jig’s Up – March 2015

Ruminations and Revelations Unsurprisingly, when Bukhchuluun Ganburged got a little bit used to Australia, he saw that things might work out better if he were known as Bukhu. He has just been awarded one of the 40 citizenship places reserved annually for artists of very high distinction. Welcome, Bukhu! Bukhu is a virtuosic throat singer… continue reading »


Can You See with Two Sets of Eyes?

If you have ever had the pleasure of conversing with Marc Hannaford, or of reading his regular blog ‘Dualism aside…’, you are likely to have been quick to establish for yourself that he is extremely serious about life and music. In listening through his latest album – beautifully recorded in New York City and released… continue reading »


National Opera Review: draft submission from The Music Trust

SUBMISSION BY THE MUSIC TRUST TO THE NATIONAL OPERA REVIEW Richard Letts, with contributions from Michael Campbell, Lynn Gailey, Alex Masso, Mandy Stefanakis, Vicki Watson and informants from within the sector. February 2015 NOTE. This submission was prepared in anticipation of a call for submissions from the review committee. However, as of July 2015, the… continue reading »


Destination People Street

Artistic Director of Synergy Percussion, Timothy Constable, is the consummate musician, covering the spectrum of genres in his work as a percussionist and composer, from taiko drum extravaganzas, to classical interpretations and jazz. The ensemble’s latest venture seeks commissions for 40 composers to each create pieces lasting 40 seconds for a celebration of the group’s… continue reading »


Backblocks

This offering is issued under the name of Sam Bates, the composer of all seven compositions recorded. It is, however, the result of very equal participation by the members of a trio consisting of Bates on drums, Marc Hannaford on piano and Philip Rex on double bass. Explanatory text on the CD case is sparse… continue reading »


Haveli

An increasing number of Australian jazz musicians are seeking to move beyond the association with American jazz that was their inheritance, instead establishing a more distinctive local identity through collaborations with regional neighbours in the Asia-Pacific. The Australian Art Orchestra’s pioneering collaboration with Guru Kaaraikudi Mani’s Sruthi Laya Ensemble in 1996, and Simon Barker’s work… continue reading »


Sylvan Coda

Pianist Will Poskitt was an integral part of the Chris Hale Ensemble on three albums and countless gigs between 2001 and his death in 2008 at the tragically young age of 31. Sylvan Coda, Hale’s first release since Poskitt’s passing, is dedicated to his memory. Hale, who plays a six string semi-acoustic bass guitar, was… continue reading »


The Music Trust

The Music Trust, to borrow one of its stated objectives, has been set up to offer a flexible, creative, energetic response to the situation of music in Australia, with commitment to the best ideas for fostering excellence, innovation, and access. Founded in October 2013, it already has a substantial program including information, research, advocacy and… continue reading »


Activities

First Activities Summary Information and research Music in Australian Knowledge Base: online compendium of facts, figures and issues for Australian music and musical life; includes special research Award for research in music education: to encourage research into the benefits of music education Research to propose criteria for qualification as a primary schools specialist music teacher…. continue reading »


Sweethearts by Sam Anning, Julien Wilson, Allan Browne Trio

Sweethearts

Reed player Julien Wilson, winner of the 2008 Australian Jazz Bell Award for Australian Jazz Artist of the Year and the 2006 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, has been an established figure on the Melbourne jazz scene for a couple of decades, and his numerous releases include two other CDs this year, This Is Always, a quartet… continue reading »


Contact

The Music Trust welcomes your messages. Please feel invited to write to us about anything that seems relevant to Music Trust objectives or publications. Director, The Music Trust Dr Richard Letts AM, letts@musictrust.com.au +61 (0)2 9251 3818 +61 (0)400 925 333 64/1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Editor, Music in Australia Knowledge Base TBA…. continue reading »


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