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17 December 2015

Merlyn Myer Composing Women’s Commission to Sally Greenaway

Sally Greenaway Image: Sally Greenaway  
© Ivor Hind - painting by Anne Hind

Composer and pianist Sally Greenaway has won the inaugural Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission. The Commission has been initiated by the Merlyn Myer Fund to celebrate the work of Australian female composers in collaboration with Melbourne Recital Centre. Greenaway's commissioned work will receive its world premiere on 27 April 2016, performed by Syzygy Ensemble.

According to the Centre's Head of Artistic Planning, Marshall McGuire, the jury felt that Greenaway's music was 'fresh and original, bursting with ideas'.

A graduate of the Royal College of Music, London, Sally Greenaway works in a multiplicity of styles and genres, from orchestral film and concert works to jazz ensemble, big band, chamber and vocal music. She is currently working on a new commission for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Cybec 21stCentury Australian Composers commission program. Her latest album Aubade & Nocturne is available digitally on the ABC Classics label.

AMC resources

Sally Greenaway - AMC profile

Further links

Sally Greenaway - homepage
Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission - press release on the Melbourne Recital Centre website

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