Australian Cello Awards - Adjudicators

Adjudicators 2014

Cellists, Educators & Mentors

The inaugural Australian Cello Awards will be adjudicated by respected cellists, composers, educators and classical music experts. We thank each of them for their time and expertise in supporting the career development of young cellists from Australia and New Zealand.


2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - John Painter AM

John Painter AM (Chair)

Cellist, chamber musician and administrator, Emeritus Professor John Painter AM, is a distinguished artist well known for his vigorous encouragement and training of young Australian musicians. He became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1981 for his services to music. 

ROUND 1: Preliminary Submissions
ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, Sydney
ROUND 3: Finals, Sydney

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2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Susan Blake

Susan Blake

Musician and teacher Susan Blake is senior lecturer in cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

ROUND 1: Preliminary Submissions
ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, Sydney
ROUND 3: Finals, Sydney

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2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Catherine Hewgill

Catherine Hewgill

Talented soloist and chamber performer Catherine Hewgill is Principal Cello for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, Sydney (non voting)
ROUND 3: Finals, Sydney

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2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Goetz Richter

Goetz Richter

Accomplished violinist, author and teacher Associate Professor Goetz Richter is one of the world’s most distinguished musicians.

ROUND 1: Preliminary Submissions
ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, Sydney
ROUND 3: Finals, Sydney

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Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Benjamin Schwartz

Benjamin Schwartz

Cellist and recently appointed Director of Artistic Planning with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra beginning in 2014, Benjamin Schwartz previously worked with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

ROUND 3: Finals, Sydney

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2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Nathan Waks

Nathan Waks

Talented cellist and performer Nathan Waks is one of Australia’s most colourful classical musicians.

ROUND 3: Finals, Sydney

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London Adjudicators

2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Rohan de Saram

Rohan de Saram

Former cellist with the legendary Arditti Quartet, Rohan de Saram is a renowned classical cellist who is also known for his involvement and advocacy of contemporary music.

ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, London

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2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Roderick Lakin MBE

Roderick Lakin MBE

Music administrator and arts patron Roderick Lakin is the Director of Arts for the Royal Over-Seas League, London.

ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, London (non voting)

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2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Piers Lane

Piers Lane

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane has a flourishing international career, which has taken him to more than forty countries.

ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, London

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2013 Australian Cello Awards Adjudicator - Geoffrey Simon

Geoffrey Simon

Conductor and recording artist Geoffrey Simon is a considerable talent in the world of classical music.

ROUND 2: Semi-Finals, London

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The Allen-Evans Statue

The Allen-Evans Scholarship

The premier award of the Australian Cello Awards.


 

The Australian Cello Awards (ACA) consist of three Rounds.

ROUND 1:
Preliminaries

Digital submissions anonymously heard by an adjudication panel based in Sydney. Semi-Finalists selected to proceed to Round 2:

ADJUDICATORS

• John Painter AM (Chair)

• Susan Blake

• Goetz Richter


 

ROUND 2:
Semi-Finals

Semi-Finalists interviewed and heard privately by an adjudication panel in London, and via digital recordings by an adjudication panel in Sydney. Finalists selected to proceed to Round 3.

London

ADJUDICATORS

• Roderick Lakin MBE
(non voting)

• Piers Lane

• Rohan de Saram

• Geoffrey Simon

Sydney

ADJUDICATORS

• John Painter AM (Chair)

• Susan Blake

• Catherine Hewgill 

(non voting)

• Goetz Richter


 

ROUND 3:
Finals

Finalists interviewed in private and assessed in a public concert in Sydney.

ADJUDICATORS

• John Painter AM (Chair)

• Susan Blake

• Catherine Hewgill 

• Goetz Richter

• Benjamin Schwartz

• Nathan Waks

 

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