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20 May 2016

International Rostrum of Composers 2016 - Australian works & composers

International Rostrum of Composers 2016 - Australian works & composers

[Update 31 May - winning works in 2016 Rostrum were Partendo, Lasciando le erbe tali quali sono (2015) for countertenor and ensemble by Swiss composer Oscar Bianchi, and Langedes ├╝lespoole, taeva kaarjasse kaussi by young Estonian composer Maria K├Árvits - see website for details.]

Lachlan Skipworth, Katy Abbott Kvasnica and Andrew Aronowicz have been selected by ABC Classic FM to represent Australia at the 2016 International Rostrum of Composers. The Rostrum, hosted this year by Polish Radio and the Polish National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland, is an international forum which facilitates the exchange and broadcast of contemporary art music.

Representatives from the 30 national radio networks participating in the IRC collectively present around 60 new works. An adjudication process ultimately finds the most important works in two categories: general and young composers. These works are then presented in a range of concerts and broadcasts around the world.

The three Australian works are Lachlan Skipworth's Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (2014), Katy Abbott Kvasnica's Re-echo for vibraphone and cello (2015) and Andrew Aronowicz's Strange Alchemy (2013).

ABC Classic FM will broadcast highlights from the 2016 International Rostrum of Composers from Wednesday 1 June to Saturday 4 June. Australia's entries, along with interviews with the selected composers, will be podcast on Classic FM's New Waves podcast in June.

AMC resources

Katy Abbott Kvasnica - AMC profile
Katy Abbott Kvasnica: Re-echo - work details, score sample, sheet music

Lachlan Skipworth - AMC profile
Lachlan Skipworth: Clarinet Concerto - work details

Further links

International Rostrum of Composers (International Music Council website)

Katy Abbott - homepage (katyabbott.com)

Andrew Aronowicz - homepage (andrewaronowicz.com)

Lachlan Skipworth - homepage (lachlanskipworth.com)

ABC Classic FM - Australian music homepage


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