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4 September 2017

Yitzhak Yedid wins a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

Yitzhak Yedid Image: Yitzhak Yedid  
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Composer and pianist Yitzhak Yedid has won a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, worth $160,000 over a two-year period. The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships recognise outstanding talent and exceptional courage in mid-career artists. The funding is not tied to a specific outcome, instead it allows ten artists, representing different artforms, time to reflect and develop aspects of their creative practice without financial pressure. Another musician in the list of 2017 Fellows is the singer-songwriter Megan Washington.

Yitzhak Yedid fuses world music, jazz and contemporary classical music traditions to create original works of music - his list of compositions contains orchestral, chamber and vocal music, and his improvised music output includes eight albums of works for improvising ensembles and solo piano. His Piano Concerto was recently shortlisted for the Performance of the Year Award (for the performance by Michael Kieran Harvey) as part of the annual Art Music Awards presented by the AMC and APRA AMCOS. Yedid was born in Israel, and made Australia his home in 2007.

> For a full list of the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows, see the news article on the Myer Foundation website.

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