Introducing the 2021 Fanfare Composers

Australian Youth Orchestra guest conductor Ariel Zuckermann.

It was such a pleasure to meet the 32 selected composers at the first workshop on Saturday 24 July. Over July and August the composers will work with the mentors to finalise their compositions. Our team of mentors this year are Nicholas Vines, Lyle Chan, Chrysoulla Markoulli and Jessica Wells. Artology is observing the current restrictions and working with the orchestra’s for the best outcomes.

Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) group will have their compositions recorded at Trackdown Studios. The recordings will be broadcast at professional venues across Australia in 2022 including the City Recital Hall (NSW), Adelaide Festival Centre (SA), Ian Potter Southbank Centre (Vic), Perth Concert Hall (WA), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Qld) and Theatre North at the Princess (Tas). The 8 selected composers are:

Annika Ganesh (Age 12, SA)
Bonnie Cook (Age 20, WA)
Cassie Parke (Age 21, NSW)
Charlie Wells (Age 16, SA)
Floyd Taylor (Age 15, Tas)
Phillip Cullen (Age 20, NSW)
Raphael Luxton (Age 19, WA)
Will Hartley-Keane (Age 16, Vic)

Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYOs) group will have their composition performed in special concert at the Verbrugghen Hall with conductor Brian Buggy. The event will be recorded and live-streamed. The 12 selected composers are:

Abhinav Ananth (Age 14, NSW)
Andrew Dharma (Age 12, NSW)
Ashton Parris (Age 14, NSW)
Billie Clow (Age 18, NSW)
Catrin Wood (Age 19, NSW)
Charlotte Leamon (Age 19, NSW)
Heath Jelovic (Age 16, NSW)
Johnny Yang (Age 19, NSW)
Jonah Eskander (Age 19, NSW)
Rhys Owen (Age 18, NSW)
Sujin Kang (Age 18, NSW)
Zoe Gougousidis (Age 19, NSW)

Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYOs) group will have their composition performed at a special concert at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills with conductor Rachel Howley. The event will be recorded and live-streamed. The 12 composers are:

Andre Fuller (Age 17, Qld)
Annabel Wouters (Age 13, NSW)
Dion Spyropoulos (Age 19, Vic)
Emma Watson (Age 18, NSW)
Ethan Parfoot (Age 18, Qld)
Franz Mir Antenor Age 19, SA)
Huangkai Lai (Age) 21, ACT)
Jasmine Lai (Age 14, Vic)
Jennifer Gao (Age 18, NSW)
Jonathan Platz (Age 13, Qld)
Kristopher Man (Age 16, SA)
Olivia Bryant (Age 17, Qld)

Soundscape Mentorship 2021 goes to Dion SpyropoulosThis year Artology offered a mentorship for a participant to create a soundscape for the tabletop gaming app Syrinscape. Dion, age 19, is currently studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music he will be mentored by Syrinscape’s CEO Benjamin Loomes and his soundset will be available on the app. Congratulations Dion!

The five-part comedy series ‘All my friends are racist’ written by Enoch Mailangi screens on Tuesday 24 August on ABC iview and ABC Plus. The series was created as part of Artology’s RAW Indigenous Filmmakers project and is a Maximo Entertainment and Hoodlum production, with Executive Producers Leah Purcell AM and Bain Stewart of Oombarra Productions. The project received support from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

We love your feedback. Clara Dharma parent of Andrew Dharma (Age 12, NSW), says, “Andrew is excited to be part of the 2021 Fanfare Competition. I am also thrilled to learn that Andrew’s composition will be workshopped and presented by SYO. This will be a valuable fun learning experience for my boy to continue his musical journey working with conductors, musicians, and music educators. Andrew is currently studying as a Year 7 student.”

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