Harry Sdraulig : Associate Artist
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Artist website: http://www.harrysdraulig.com
Harry Sdraulig is a prolific Sydney-based composer and educator. He has collaborated with many renowned organisations and artists including Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott, the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Musica Viva Australia, the Goldner and Orava Quartets, the Australian String Quartet, Australia Ensemble, Streeton Trio, Ensemble Q, PLEXUS, Syzygy Ensemble, Hourglass Ensemble, Ensemble Three, Zelman Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Melbourne Orchestra. In recent years, Harry has achieved wider industry recognition as a recipient of various awards and scholarships including the Adolph Spivakovsky Award, Glen Johnston Composition Award, Frank Albert Prize for Music, 2020 Fine Music Stefan Kruger Scholarship, 2019-20 Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship, 2020 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize, Australian Postgraduate Award, and the 2019 Albert Scholarship. His piccolo concerto for Lloyd Hudson and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, entitled Icarus, was a finalist in the Work of the Year: Large Ensemble category of the 2020 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards.
Harry's work may be described as contemporary art music, drawing upon and extending the Western classical tradition in new ways. His approach often juxtaposes passionate melodic lyricism with moments of intricate rhythmic interplay and drive, supported by an extended and rich harmonic palette which draws influences from classical, jazz, and occasionally popular musical styles. The motivic structures and expressive frameworks found in Harry's music ensures a degree of approachability for classically-trained musicians and audiences.
Harry's music is published by Wirripang Pty Ltd., QPress, Maestros With A Mission, and the Australian Music Centre for which he is a represented artist. He completed Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) and Master of Music degrees at the University of Melbourne, and is presently undertaking a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Sydney. Harry currently teaches composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and at Abbotsleigh, where he is permanent Composer in Residence.
Harry Sdraulig — current to October 2020
Awards & Prizes
|2013||Adolph Spivakovsky Scholarship for the Composition of Music||Winner|
|Torrent : orchestra||Commissioned by Sydney Symphony Orchestra.|
|Meridian : for wind quintet (2021)||Commissioned by Arcadia Winds.|
|Tempest : for cello and piano (2020)||Commissioned by Ars Musica Australis, Rev. Dr Arthur Bridge.|
|Unearth : for flute and oboe (2020)||Composed for Joshua Batty and Diana Doherty for performance at the NSW Bushfire Fundraiser Concert Series, held in Sydney in January 2020.|
|Serenade (trios: flute, clarinet, cello) (2019)||This work was commissioned by Neil and Pamela Hardie for the occasion of their wedding anniversary.|
|Octet : for strings (2018)||Commissioned by Geoff Stearn for performance by Musica Viva Australia.|