Classical Fellows


2013 Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

LINA ANDONOVSKA

The Music Council of Australia and the Freedman Foundation have announced flautist Lina Andonovska the winner of the 2013 MCA Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music. Lina was one of four incredibly talented young musicians including Zane Banks, Bradley Kunda and Louise McKay, who vied for this prestigious award.

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Ashley Smith

Perth-born clarinettist Ashley Smith received the 2012 Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music. Roland Peelman, Artistic Director of the Song Company said ‘Ashley is a very gifted musician - articulate, musical and committed. The judges were impressed by his commitment to extending the repertoire imaginatively. He has an impressive international network and will be terrific ambassador for new Australian music.’

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2011 Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

Eugene Ughetti

Melbourne percussionist Eugene Ughetti was the recipient of the 2011 MCA/Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music. “Eugene Ughetti is a charismatic, virtuosic musician whose performances combine theatricality and musicality. He is making musical opportunities for himself and for other musicians through a very clear, well organised set of activities in Australia and on tour overseas,” said Peter Czornyj (Director of Artistic Planning for the Sydney Symphony) on behalf of the judges.

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2010 Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

Kristian Winther

Violinist Kristian Winther was the recipient of the 2010 MCA/Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music. "We expect that he will become one of Australia’s most outstanding and best know musicians," said the MCA's Richard Letts.

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2007 Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

Timothy Constable

Percussionist Timothy Constable was the recipient of the 2007 MCA/Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music. ”Not only did Timothy impress with his tremendous musicianship, but with the coherence of his project and his clear ability to see it through,"said the judges. "His plan has evolved since he first submitted it confirming that he is a person who makes things happen.”

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Joseph Tawadros

OUd player Joesph Tawadros was the recipient of the 2006 MCA/Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music. "Joseph Tawadros is a musician who defies categorisation,"said the judges. "He has shown himself, both as an emerging musician and as a composer to be visionary with tremendous musical and technical capacity.

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2005 Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

CLAIRE EDWARDES

Claire Edwardes, a Sydney percussionist, was born in 1975 and studied percussion at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she graduated in 1998 with first class honours. She went on to undertake postgraduate studies at the Rotterdam and Amsterdam Conservatories where she graduated in 2003 as a Master of Music with distinction.

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2003 Freedman Classical Fellows PDF Print E-mail

William Barton & Tamara Anna Cislowska

Joint winners of the 2003 MCA Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music were William Barton, a didgeridoo player from Brisbane, and pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska from Sydney.

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2002 Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

Karin Schaupp

Karin Schaupp's guitar training began at the age of five and she first performed in public the following year. While still in her teens she won prizes at international competitions in Lagonegro (Italy) and Madrid, where she was also awarded the special competition prize for the Best Interpretation of Spanish Music.

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2001 Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is acclaimed as a recorder virtuoso. She performs repertoire spanning nine centuries with commanding passion. She has recorded multiple CDs including Il Flauto Dolce which won the 2001 ARIA for Best Classical Recording.

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2001 (Announcing First) Freedman Classical Fellow PDF Print E-mail

Genevieve Lacey

The extraordinary recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey has won the new Music Council of Australia/ Freedman Foundation Fellowship in classical music.

The Fellowship has been established to support top Australian musicians up to 35 years of age to take their next career step -- generally envisaged to be a move towards an international career. This certainly is Genevieve Lacey's objective. She tours Europe as soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Andreas Scholl later this year. She will take the opportunity to invite reviewers and potential presenters and lay the basis for securing future European engagements.

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