BRENTON BROADSTOCK - COMPOSER

AWARDS, PRIZES, FELLOWSHIPS etc

2020
One of four composers (from 46 international entries) shortlisted as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Symphony '5th Annual Call For Scores Competition' (USA). My orchestral work, Let There Be Light, will be performed in mid 2021.
2015
Appointed as an APRA/AMCOS Ambassador
2014
  • My work Never Truly Lost selected as a ‘recommended’ work at the International Rostrum of Composers. ABC entry.
  • Awarded the Albert H Maggs Award for Composition
  • Awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2014 Australia Day Honours for “significant service to music as a composer, educator and mentor”.
2013
State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship (with Mike Brady) to research an opera/musical called The Road
2012
Awarded ‘Life Membership’ of the National Australia Brass
2011-12
Composer Fellowship - Australia Council for the Arts
2009
Composer In Residence - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Supported by a University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor's Fellowship

2007
Shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Music - one of four musicians.
2006
Finalist in the McCombe Brass Band March Composition Competition
2005
Fellowship - Ligurian Studies Center, Bogliasco, Italy
2003
Fellowship (Director's Fellow) - Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy
2002
Federation Flourish nominated for 2002 APRA/AMC 'Orchestral Work of the Year'
2001
'Best Composition'
Dark Side Symphony #5 – Victorian State Award - AMC/APRA
1999
Don Banks Award — Australia Council
ABC Recording of the Year — Listener's Choice Award for
Bright Tracks
Visiting Professor (Spring Semester) - Indiana University School of Music
1998
Fellowship - Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy
Fellowship - Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy
Explorations Opera Project Grant
Michelle Morrow Composition Prize for
I touched your glistening tears
1997
Jean Bogan Prize for solo piano work
The Dying of the Light
1994
Nominated for an Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) - 'Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year' for
In A Brilliant Blaze
Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize for
Bright Tracks for Soprano & String Trio
1993
Nominated for an Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) - 'Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year' for
Voices From The Fire.
Visiting Fellow (Jan-May) - Australia-New Zealand Studies Center, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1992
Australian Research Council Large Grant - two year grant to research Australian music - biographical dictionary of Australian composers
1991
Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) - 'Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year' for
Toward The Shining Light
Special Initiatives Grant - The University of Melbourne to research Australian music
Asian Music Festival -
Deserts Bloom...Lakes Die performed at Seoul, Korea
Publishing contract signed with G. Schirmer (Australia) - the first Australian composer to sign with this company.
1990
ISCM World Music Days -
And No Birds Sing performed at Oslo.
Asian Music Festival -
Battlements performed at Sendai, Japan
Two National Critics' Circle 'Sounds Australian Awards' for:
Stars In A Dark Night — 'Best Australian Orchestral Work' 1989 and 'Best Victorian Work' 1989
Stars In A Dark Night
also received two awards for performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
International Rostrum of Composers, Paris -
Stars In A Dark Night - Symphony No.2 was selected by the ABC as Australia's entry
Composer Fellowship to attend the inaugural 1990 Pacific Composers' Conference in Sapporo, Japan
One Act Opera Award – Awarded jointly by The Sydney Metropolitan Opera Company and the Australian Music Centre - to compose
Fahrenheit 451
1989
DEET National Priority Reserve Fund grant of $87,500 to develop curriculum in courses for a specialization in Australian Music Studies
1988
ISCM World Music Days -
Beast From Air performed at Hong Kong
Inaugural Composer In Residence - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Grant from the Australia Council, Performing Arts Board
1987
Equal First Prize - Hambacher International Composers Competition, West Germany for
Tuba Concerto
Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) for 'Most Performed Australasian Serious Work' for
The Mountain
1985
Second Prize - Stroud Festival, England, International Composition Competition for
Aureole 3
1984
ABC/AMC Fellowship - National Orchestral Composers School, Sydney - composed
The Mountain
Patenring Scholarship to attend Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany
Albert H. Maggs Award for Composition, Melbourne
1982
Finalist - Trombone Ensemble International Composition Competition, USA for
Aurora Australis
1981
First Prize - Orchestral Work Section, Townsville Pacific Festival National Composers Competition for
Festive Overture
Special Prize - Don Cowell National Composers Competition, Melbourne for
Laudes
1980
Johannes Smit Prize - Memphis State University Prize for Composition, USA


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