[inner] wins SOUNZ Contemporary Award!14 Sep 2012 09:00
[inner] by Alex Taylor has won the 2012 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, the most prestigious annual award for contemporary composition in New Zealand!
[inner] is a mini viola concerto, which has been recently expanded into a multi movement work for orchestra entitled feel. This is a significant achievement for composer Alex Taylor, who is the youngest recipient of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award to date.
Listen to [inner] online here >>
[inner] was one of the three finalist works for this years' SOUNZ Contemporary Award. The other two finalists were Four Questions, No Answers by Kenneth Young, and The Juniper Passion by Michael Williams and librettist John Davies.
Julie Sperring, Executive Director of SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music says: “As usual, the jury faced a really difficult task in selecting a winner from the diverse range of works that were submitted, and the overall quality of composition. SOUNZ congratulates Alex for his outstanding achievement as the youngest composer to win this prestigious award." The SOUNZ Contemporary Award is given annually as part of the APRA Silver Scrolls event to a work by a New Zealand composer which has been premiered in the last year. Funded by APRA and facilitated by SOUNZ the award consists of a $3000 prize and a distinctive trophy designed and made by Auckland sculptor Sarah Smuts Kennedy.
For more information about the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, including a list and links to past finalists and winners, click here >>
The other awards presented at the APRA-hosted event include the Silver Scroll Award and the Maioha Award. The full list of prize winners is available on APRA's website here >>