The ART MUSIC AWARDS Return for 2013  presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre

Now in its 3rd year, the ART MUSIC AWARDS (presented by APRA and the Australian  Music Centre) will return to celebrate the brilliant composers, performers and curators of  Australia’s contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music scene.
Formerly known as the Classical Awards, the ART MUSIC AWARDS recognise and  highlight the diversity and quality of the contemporary Australian music landscape.  Hosted by the wonderfully versatile James Morrison, the 2013 ART MUSIC AWARDS  will be held on Monday August 26 at Parade Theatre, NIDA in Sydney and remains  the only event that specifically acknowledges the achievements of Australia’s
outstanding talent in the fields of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music.
The 2013 ART MUSIC AWARDS consist of twelve national awards and individual  State/Territory Awards, across categories covering composition, performance and  outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations in a range of contexts.
JOHN DAVIS, AMC CEO said, “There is much to celebrate across these areas of  Australian music making, exceptional achievements by outstanding artists, presenters,  and educators, often in challenging circumstances. We have much to be proud of.”

Widely respected recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey will curate the live performances  for the 2013 ART MUSIC AWARDS. Passionate about contemporary music, Genevieve  has commissioned, created, premiered and recorded many new works and has  established an enviable reputation as a creative collaborator in a variety of contexts  around Australia and internationally. She has a substantial recording catalogue with
ABC Classics and a high-­‐profile career as an international soloist. Genevieve performs  music spanning ten centuries and has performed at many of the world’s pre-­‐eminent  music and arts festivals.

Trumpet legend and multi instrumentalist extraordinaire James Morrison returns to host  the event for the second time – this time with a Guinness World Record under his belt.  Last Saturday as Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival, Morrison  assembled 7223 musicians who set a milestone as the largest orchestra assembled in  one place. Under Morrison’s guidance, this huge orchestra made up of professional
and amateur musicians performed ‘Waltzing Matilda’, Beethoven’s ‘Ode To Joy’ and Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You,’.

Finalists for the 2013 ART MUSIC AWARDS will be announced in the next few weeks.
2013 Art Music Awards presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre
• Work of the Year: Orchestral
• Work of the Year: Instrumental
• Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral
• Work of the Year: Jazz
• Performance of the Year
• Award for Excellence by an Organisation
• Award for Excellence by an Individual
• Award for Excellence in Music Education
• Award for Excellence in a Regional Area
• Award for Excellence in Experimental Music (for works, people or events)
• Award for Excellence in Jazz (for works, people or events)
An additional category is awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors of APRA
and the Australian Music Centre for Distinguished Services to Australian Music.
There is also an award for each Australian State or Territory, gathered from one of the
eleven national categories listed above.

Monday August 26th
Parade Theatre, NIDA