Connor D’Netto has been named by Chamber Music Australia the winner of the inaugural Australian New Works Award for his String Quartet No. 2 in E minor, along with Michael Bakrnčev for his Piano Trio No. 2 Janino. The award was established as part of the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition with the support of Monash University and CMA Chairman, Julian Burnside AO QC. 

Connor and Michael’s winning compositions were selected from a very strong field of submissions, with the jury for the Australian New Works Award consisting of Kim Williams AM, Paul Grabowsky AO and Mary Finsterer, who congratulate all who entered.

Parts and scores were sent to all of the ensembles coming to Melbourne in July to complete their preparation for the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Audiences heard the premiere of Bakrnčev’s Piano Trio No. 2 Janino and D’Netto’s String Quartet No. 2 in E minor as the set piece in the Finals of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

The Finals of the String Quartet stream of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition were held on Saturday 18th July at the Melbourne Recital Centre at 7pm, and broadcast live by ABC Classic FM.

String Quartet No. 2 in E minor by Connor D’Netto – World Premiere
7pm – 18 July 2015

More information about the Award can be found through Chamber Music Australia