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Young Genius appointed to the School of Music

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Clarinettist Ashley William Smith, winner of the 2012 MCA Freedman Fellowship, otherwise known as the ‘genius' award, and former student of UWA's School of Music, has been appointed to the role of Head of Woodwind and Contemporary Performance. 

Luminous Dreams (artist impression)

Mid-West future tale: UWA Centenary grand finale

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Following on from the huge success of LuminousNight, The University of Western Australia's biggest community event in a century, the city of Geraldton will play host to Luminous Dreams, the curtain closer to UWA's centenary celebrations.

Benefactor and graduate Peter Knight unlocks the Fazioli watched by Michael Greb

The classics come to college

Friday, 4 October 2013

Fazioli grand pianos turn the heads of serious musicians: only 100 are hand-crafted in Italy each year by Paolo Fazioli, so they’re pricey, coveted and can be found in places like the Juilliard School in New York.

UWA’s School of Music acquired its first Fazioli in 2007 and now a second stands before a classic bay window in the wood-panelled dining hall of St George’s College and – says Warden Ian Hardy with obvious pride – its acquisition was driven by School of Music students.

Is art at the heart of health?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

We recognise the importance of nutrition and exercise to well-being, but how does art affect health?  This is exactly the question PhD candidate Christina Davies at The University of Western Australia is asking.

Balinese drummers by Matt Galligan

World-beating drumming to echo around campus

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

One of the leading Balinese drummers of his generation - Made Indra Sadguna - will lead a free public performance of exciting music next week with 10 staff and students from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Denpasar, Bali.

A song for every big moment of your life

Monday, 16 September 2013

An innovative new project enabling music lovers to create and curate a soundtrack for their life was launched today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Professor Jane Lydon

WA writers scoop Queensland awards

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

West Australian writers John Kinsella and Jane Lydon have been recognised in the recent Queensland Literary Awards.

Professor John Kinsella

Jam Tree Gully earns John Kinsella National Literary Award

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Celebrated Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor John Kinsella has won a prestigious 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award.

Dr Andrew Lawrence-King

Harp virtuoso wins Helpmann Award

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A baroque harp virtuoso and research fellow from The University of Western Australia who won a Grammy Award for his work with renowned Catalan artist Jordi Savall has added a prestigious Helpmann Award to his collection of accolades.