The Friends of the School of Music established its ensemble prizes to promote ensemble playing in the tertiary student cohort, in all musical genres taught at the ANU School of Music.
Prizes will be awarded in two categories for each Prize:
the Friends Chamber Music Prize
(First Prize $1,000, People's Choice $500); and
the Friends Jazz and Contemporary Music Prize
(First Prize $1,000, People's Choice $500)
To be eligible for the prizes, each ensemble must include at least one member who is a current tertiary ANU School of Music student. All other members of eligible ensembles must be current students of ANU or the Open School of Music.
Ensembles may include duos provided there is no piano accompaniment involved; works for two pianos and / or four hands will be counted as ensembles rather than accompaniment.
Students are permitted to appear in more than one ensemble.
How to apply
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 12 May 2017, providing your name and ID number, ensemble members and instruments, and the category you are entering. Only one entry is required per ensemble, and a primary contact (a School of Music student) is to be listed.
2016 - Jazz & Contemporary Ensemble People's Choice: Brendan Keller-Tuberg, Jamal Salem and Ben Forte
2016 - Chamber Music First Prize: Emma-Shay Gallenti-Guilfoyle, Hamish Strathdee, 'Classical Guitar Duo'
2016 - Chamber Music People's Choice: Hayley Manning, Clara Barrs, Lauren Giddy, 'Rach in Black'
2016 - Jazz & Contemporary Ensemble First Prize: Brendan Keller-Tuberg, Jamal Salem and Ben Forte
2015 - Chamber Music People’s Choice - Wattle Guitar Quartet
2015 - Chamber Music Award: - 1st Place - Andrew Blanch and Callum Henshaw
2015 - Jazz/Contemporary People’s Choice - Hugo Lee Band
2015 - Jazz/Contemporary Award - 1st Prize - Hugo Lee Band
2014 - 1st: ANU Improvisation Ensemble: Laura Ingram, Millie Watson, Chloe Hobbs, Brendan Keller-Tuberg, Benjamin Drury
2014 - People's Choice: Hayden Fritzlaff, Stephen Read, Brendan Keller-Tuberg
2013 - 2nd - Childers St Quartet: Tobias Chisnall, Estelita Rae, Jane Cameron & Julia Janiszewski
2013 - 1st - Wattle Guitar Quartet: Cassandra Low, Jeffrey Cheah, Jesse Flowers & Hamish Strathdale
2012 - 1st - Kinga Janiszewski, Rohan Dasika, Christopher Bainbridge & Joshua Holt
2012 - 2nd & People's Choice - Telopa Trio: Emily Buckley, Alys Ranyer & Emma Rayner
2011 - 2nd: Christina Hopgood, Jonathan Griffiths, Veronica Walshaw, Yvonne Lam, Bryce Leske & Aidan Lowe
2011 - People's Choice: Andrew Rumsey, Hayley Bullock & James Larsen
2011 - 1st: Lucia Gonzalez, Alexina Hakwins & Melina Van Leuwen