22 November 2020

2020 Albert H. Maggs Award

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Nigel Westlake wins University of Melbourne Albert H Maggs Award for Composition. The University of Melbourne last week decided the 2020 winner of the Albert H Maggs Composition Award as Nigel Westlake for his piece, Sacred Sky. The Albert H Maggs Composition Award is provided as a commission for Australian composers to create a new […]

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29 July 2020

New Release

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The ASQ releases studio recording of Sacred Sky – String Quartet No. 3 …………. Stream on Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes | Google Play Youtube | Deezer | Tidal Performed by the Australian String QuartetDale Barltrop – Violin IFrancesca Hiew – Violin IIStephen King – ViolaSharon Grigoryan – Cello Composed by Nigel WestlakePublished by Rimshot MusicProduced by Stephen Snelleman & Nigel WestlakeEngineered and Mastered by Russell […]

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13 May 2020

Sacred Sky

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Sacred Sky (String quartet No. III)

Performed by the Australian String Quartet.

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23 October 2019

Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize

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Nigel Westlake has won the Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize of $25,000 for his Oboe Concerto Spirit of the Wild, composed for Diana Doherty and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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11 February 2019

Compassion heads to the U.S. in 2019

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Lior joins the Austin Symphony Orchestra for 2 return performances of Compassion under the baton of Maestro Peter Bay November 22 & 23, 2019. Winner of the Aria award for Best Classical Album in 2014, Compassion will be performed live in concert, preceded by performances of Mozart’s Overture to La clemenza di Tito and Symphony No. […]

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11 February 2019

Spirit of the Wild – album release

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Launched at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Season Opening Gala, Spirit of the Wild is now available on the ABC Classics label, [Diana Doherty – oboe / SSO conducted by Nigel Westlake] “Doherty gave a stunning performance, even more organic and fluid than the premiere two years ago, dispatching florid lines and smouldering multiphonics with […]

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01 November 2017

Underscore – a documentary about the score for Ali’s Wedding

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Composer Nigel Westlake’s work is steeped in the classical tradition. For the Muslim rom-com Ali’s Wedding, he marries his trademark style with Middle Eastern influences to bring to life the film’s universal themes. Click here to watch the 3 episodes on ABC Iview.                         […]

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04 August 2017

Ali’s Wedding – Wins ARIA Award

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Congratulations to the amazing music team for their work on ALI’S WEDDING Thank you and warmest appreciation to – ABC Classics –  Toby Chadd, Natalie Shea, and all the ABC Classics Team for your ongoing support The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Rory Jeffes, Aernout Kerbert, Mark Sutcliffe Joseph Tawdros – Oud Lior – Vocals Slava Grigoryan […]

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04 April 2017

Babe goes to New York

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In December 2016 Babe in Concert received its US debut at the Lincoln Centre performed by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Nigel Westlake. Babe in Concert features a screening of Chris Noonan and George Miller’s Academy Award Winning movie Babe with Westlake’s score performed live to picture. The live concert version of the film […]

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04 April 2017

Spirit of the Wild

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Spirit of the Wild – concerto for Oboe The concerto received its premiere as part of the Sydney Symphony’s opening 2017 concert season, conducted by chief  conductor and artistic director, David Robertson. Composed expressly for the prodigious talents of Diana Doherty, this commission was made possible through generous funding provided by Jane Mathews AO and Symphony Services […]

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