Success for QLD Composers & Folk Songstress

It’s an exciting time for local composers Erik Griswold and Eve Klein, with both receiving funding as part of the 2017 Art Music Fund. Meanwhile, emerging folk artist Monique Clare has taken out Youth Artist of the Year at the National Folk Festival.


2017 Art Music Fund Recipients Announced

Congratulations are in order for two talented Queenslanders who are among the recipients selected for the 2017 Art Music Fund. Composer/pianist Erik Griswold and professional opera singer/composer/performer Eve Klein will share in the $110,000 funding pool, which assists in the creation of commissioned work complemented by an exploitation program, with performances of this year’s works already lined up to take place around the world.

“The Art Music Fund provides an avenue for contemporary art music to flourish," said Klein.

In its second year, the Art Music Fund received a much appreciated $10,000 boost thanks to an Australian Cultural Fund campaign.

Click here to see the full list of recipients for 2017.


Brisbane Songwriter Wins Folk Alliance Australia’s Youth Artist Award

Local cello-wielding songstress Monique Clare has been announced as the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia (FAA) Youth Artist of the Year, at their FAA Showcase during the National Folk Festival in Canberra over the Easter long weekend.

The award includes 12 months of mentorship from the FAA, and opportunities to perform at national festivals as well as being flown to Kansas for an international conference.

Only launching her solo career two months ago, after years of playing in various folk bands including Rhiannon & Monique and The Mulberry Collective, Monique has already gained national recognition as one of the nation’s most exciting emerging folk artists.

Catch Monique Clare with cello trio for a free gig at Queen St Mall on May 12 from 12.00-2.30pm for City Sounds.

Click here for more info.

Published: 27 Apr 2017 by QMusic Newsdesk