The Lewis Eady Charitable Trust Steinway Spirio Record Composition Prize was established in 2019 to encourage students from the University of Auckland’s School of Music to compose music for the Steinway Spirio Record.
Not only is the Steinway Spirio Record a magnificent acoustic instrument, it is capable of high resolution recording and playback, revolutionising how we compose and experience music. This new prize encourages young musicians to expand their compositions to new heights.
Each composition is like a duel between the piano and the pianist, guaranteed to have you sitting on the edge of your seats!
Join us at this Final Performance to witness three new compositions by the shortlisted students: Oliver Bramah, Ewan Collins, Weeney Xian. Each composition will be 4-6 minutes long and explore the technical capacity of the Steinway Spirio Record.
The shortlisted applicants have received $1,000 each and the composer of the winning piece, chosen by audience vote at this event, will receive an additional prize of $500.
Doors will open at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.