24 May 2021
Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship to Elizabeth Younan
Elizabeth Younan has won the 2021-22 Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship (valued at $10,000) for an emerging composer to write two works and undertake mentoring sessions with a leading Australian composer, members of the Australia Ensemble UNSW and their artistic chair Paul Stanhope.
The objective of the Fellowship is to foster greater engagement in and recognition of composition and chamber music activities at UNSW, and is made possible by the generous support of Emeritus Professor Roger Layton AM and Merrilyn Layton.
Younan's winning submission was described by the selection panel as 'imaginative and technically accomplished' and 'appealing and rewarding to perform, as well as listen to'.
An Australian composer of Lebanese heritage, Younan was also one of three recipients of the MOMENTUM III Sue W Covid-19 Special Commissions in late 2020. She was a featured Australian composer of Musica Viva's 2020 and 2018 International Concert Seasons, where her String Quartet No. 2 (2020) and her Piano Sonata (2018) received their world premieres.
> Media release (UNSW Sydney)
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