Peter Sculthorpe receives Art Music Award

Peter Sculthorpe receives Art Music Award
Peter Sculthorpe has once again been recognised as one of the foremost figures in Australian music. At a recent ceremony in the Sydney Opera House the Australasian Performing Right Association and the Australian Music Centre awarded him a special honour for ‘Distinguished Services to Australian Music.’ Sculthorpe said he was very proud to receive the award, especially as it came from organisations that he has a long and close association with:
'APRA was founded in 1926 and I became a member in 1956, so I must be one of the very oldest living members. That makes it very special to me and I treasure the recognition.'

To see an ABC News interview with the composer please click here.
To hear his acceptance speech click here.
London audiences will have the opportunity to hear Sculthorpe’s  choral work Lullaby performed by the Addison Singers at St Michael & All Angels, Turnham Green on 14th July.