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TROMBONE CONCERTO: ORCHESTRAL WORK OF THE YEAR

On 21 August, Paul was awarded the 2018 APRA/Australian Music Centre 'Orchestral Work of the Year'.
Paul has now won Vocal/Choral, Instrumental and Orchestral categories in these prizes and been a finalist five times.
Congrats to all the award winners and finalists! Click here to read an article on the awards.

'COLLECTIVE WISDOM'
CD released, performed by ACO COLLECTIVE for the Hush Foundation. Now out on ABC Classics.
Includes Paul's "Dancing on Clouds"


TROMBONE CONCERTO

Paul's new Trombone Concerto was premiered to great acclaim with outstanding performances by soloist Joshua Davis and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra led by Chief Conductor Asher Fisch in November 2017. The West Australian described the piece as a 'Riot of colour and invention'.
The Trombone Concerto is a finalist in the 2018 APRA/Australian Music Centre Art Awards.


LUX AETERNA CD: OUT NOW on ABC CLASSICS!

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THE HEAVENS DECLARE - MSO Performances 2017

Paul's 1999 choral-orchestral work 'The Heavens Declare' has had a significant makeover with a new orchestration and thorough revision. Some 16 years after its 1st performance, it has had a new outing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in Hamer Hall, March 2017. The texts from the Old Testament (Latin Vulgate version) are a series of tableaux, expressing wonder at the expanse of the universe as well as the fragile place of humanity within its vastness.

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Sir Andrew Davis with Paul Stanhope

 

DAWN and DARKNESS - CELLO CONCERTO (2016)

Paul's new Cello Concerto, "Dawn and Darkness" was premiered on 4 May 2016 by the young virtuoso, Narek Hakhnazaryan and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (cond. Oleg Caetani) at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. It got a great response from critics and audience alike. Read a review here!

Pictures: 1) In rehearsal with Narek Hakhnazaryan and the SSO, May 2016. 2) Paul and Narek working on details of the cadenza in the bowels of the Sydney Opera House.


PICCOLO CONCERTO PUBLICATION

The Piccolo Concerto has now been published by Tr├╝bcher editions - the Piano Reduction can be purchased online here. A new version of the 2nd movement in a cut-down orchestration (1.1.2.1 1.1.1.1 2 perc hp pf strings - 1.1.1.1.1) will be premiered by Andrew Macleod and the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble later in 2016.


JANDAMARRA: SING FOR THE COUNTRY (2014)

In July 2014, Sydney Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Gondwana Choirs and members of the Bunuba community from the Kimberley will premiered a new dramatic cantata by Paul in 2014. The story of Jandamarra is an inspiring Aboriginal resistance story set in the 1880s and 1890s when Kimberley Aboriginal people were under attack from the incursion of European pastoralists and settlers.

Telling the story through music is an exciting new venture which will involve members of the Bunuba community as narrators, actors, dancers and singers. CLICK HERE for further information about this piece which was premiered to great public and critical acclaim.

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Paul Stanhope with linguist and Bunuba cultural identity, June Oscar.


PICCOLO CONCERTO

Paul's new Piccolo Concerto has been premiered to great acclaim by soloist Andrew Macleod with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (cond. Ben Northey). It was hailed as a welcome addition to the repertoire for this instrument.

The concerto is now available on a CD recording through ABC Classics!

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READ REVIEW FROM THE AGE HERE

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra next performed it with soloist Julia Grenfell and conductor Rory MacDonald in three performances from 20-22 June in the Adelaide Town Hall and finally the TSO with its flamboyant soloist Lloyd Hudson performed the piece with great style in early July 2013.

Here is a REVIEW from the Adelaide performance.


STRING QUARTET No. 3

Paul's new String Quartet no. 3 was recentlly toured in Musica Viva's International Series and performed by the marvelous Goldner String Quartet. Here is a review from one of the performances.

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The Goldner String Quartet on tour in 2015.


PUBLISHING NEWS

Paul Stanhope's orchestral music will now be handled through Alfred Music Publishing in Australia. You can hire sets of orchestral parts, peruse titles through Zinfonia or contact Alfreds directly for a hire request: hire@alfredaustralia.com

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