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Awards

 

the west australian symphony orchestra has been awarded the following accolades:


 

2015

  • Art Music Awards: Performance of the Year for Lachlan Skipworh's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (performed October 2014, soloist Ashley Smith, conducted by Baldur Brönnimann)
  • Art Music Awards: Excellence in a Regional Area for WASO on the Road Touring, and Onslow Kids Music Education (OK ME!) in West Pilbara.

2012

  • Art Music Awards: Performance of the Year for James Ledger's Two Memorials (performed November 2011 at Perth Concert Hall, conducted by Paul Daniel).

2010

  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) National Finalist for Australia Council Young & Emerging Artists Award – WASO & Conoco Phillips

2009

  • Classical Music Awards: Best Performance of an Australian Composition For Symphony No.7 Scenes From Daily Life by Carl Vine
  • Classical Music Awards: Western Australia State Award For Best Performance of An Australian Work: The Madness and Death of King Ludwig by James Ledger
  • Helpmann Awards: Best Symphony Orchestra Concert - A Flowering Tree with WASO, Perth International Arts Festival & WA Opera

2008

  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) State Giving Award for WASO's Patrons Program
  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Bytecraft Entertainment Commitment Award at a State Level for WASO's partnership with Ernst & Young
  • The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Partnership of the Year at a National Level - WASO and Ernst & Young
  • The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Bytecraft Entertainment Commitment Award at a National Level - WASO and Ernst & Young
  • The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Giving Award at a National Level - WASO Patrons Program

2007

  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) State Giving Award for WASO's Patrons Program
  • APRA Classical Music Award: State Award Winner for Western Australia, Iain Grandage for his composition The Silence which was part of the Symphony of Smiles series
  • Western Australian Business and the Arts Partnership Awards: Outstanding Commitment to Regional Arts and Culture CBH Group for their partnership with WASO
  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) National City of Sydney Encouragement Award for WASO's partnership with CBH Group, supporting the Education Chamber Orchestra’s tour to Western Australia's Wheatbelt in 2006 & 2007

2006

  • APRA Classical Music Award: Best Performance of an Australian Composition Award, Genevieve Lacey's performance of James Ledger's Line Drawing in the WASO at the Gallery series in 2005
  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) State Award for WASO's Partnership with Australia LNG
  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) State Award for WASO's Partnership with Plan B Financial Services

2005

  • Helpmann Awards:  Best Performance in a Classical Concert, Simone Young conducting Mahler Symphony No. 9 performed in August 2004
  • APRA Classical Music Award: Most Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in Education, the 15 piece Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO) for its 2004 performance of "The Dischord Hunter"
  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) finalist for WASO's partnership with Emirates Airline and Sandalford Wines

2004

  • Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Classical Music Award - Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian Composition by an Organisation
  • APRA Classical Music Award: Orchestral Work of the Year, This Insubstantial Pageant by Gordon Kerry
  • Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Award for WASO's Partnership with a Small Business, Yacht Grot
  • State Arts Award for WASO's Partnership with Emirates Airline
  • State Arts Award for WASO's Partnership with Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers