I'm very pleased to announce that recently I have been awarded a number of awards and scholarships supporting my studies in London, where I am undertaking my Masters of Music at the Royal College of Music. These are:
- Tait Trust Scholar
- Australian Music Foundation Award
- Churchie Foundation Old Boys Overseas Study Scholarship
I would like to thank the Royal College of Music, the Tait Memorial Trust, the Australian Music Foundation and the Churchie Foundation for all their generous support, without which I wouldn't have been able to undertake this amazing opportunity to move overseas and study at one of the world's best conservatories.
I'm very excited to announce that I have been awarded the Percy Brier Memorial Composition Prize from the University of Queensland for 2016! My winning work, Texture No. 1 for Orchestra, will be premiered by the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra on 16 October 2016 in the concert hall at QPAC – Tickets available now!
Last year (2015) I wrote a thesis! It was for my honours in my Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland. HARMONIC PROGRESSION AND PITCH-CENTRICITY IN JOHN ADAMS PHRYGIAN GATES . . . I know, such a fun title. Anyway, somehow, it won an award! The Donald Tugby Musicology Prize and Scholarship, for the most outstanding research contribution to the field of musicology in 2015 at the university.
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.