Audrey Reid Composition Prize

In 2011,  the Dunedin Youth Orchestra proudly announced a new award for young composers. This is an annual award for an orchestral composition with prize money donated by the former Audrey Reid Charitable Trust. The DYO is pleased to be able to support young composers in our community.

The aim of the Audrey Reid Composition Prize is to foster and encourage orchestral composition for Youth Orchestras by local composers of a similar age. Entrants should be currently resident in Otago or Southland. Winners receive financial compensation and their winning entry performed by the Dunedin Youth Orchestra.

Congratulations to Cameron Monteath our 2021 prize winner! We’re looking forward to playing your composition at our upcoming concert. Many thanks to the judges, mentors, and everyone who submitted.

Cameron Monteath, 2021 Audrey Reid Composition Prize winner


Previous recipients include:

2020

  • Megan Kyte – L’aube du printemps (Dawn of spring)

2019

  • Ihlara McIndoe – Creek’s Chorus

2018

  • Isaac Shatford – The Thing

2017

  • Nathaniel Otley – Canvas

2016

  • Sam van Betuw – The Stone Mage and The Sea

2015

  • Merlin Callister – A Run in Ross Creek

2014

  • Sam van Betuw –The Soprano Sorceress

2013

  • Bene Stewart – What If?

2012

  • Alex Campbell-Hunt – Canada Suite

2011

  • Corwin Newall – Hang In There

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