At a public concert last Saturday at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra studios, Isabel Airle, Year 12, was awarded the QSO Connect Composer Prize for 2021. Three CHAC Year 12 Music students had their compositions performed by members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, which was the culminating concert of a semester-long project.
Noah Cullin Way wrote a quirky and contemporary 'An Irish Jig' for String Quintet, Liam Robinson wrote 'Moments in Time', which consisted of two contrasting movements for Wind Quintet, and Isabel Airlie wrote a tango 'El Guante Brillante' for Wind Quintet.
Three other secondary schools had student works performed, and at the end of the night, Isabel was announced a co-winner of the 2021 Composer Prize.
Well done to all students and to Isabel. These three world premiere works were professionally recorded and will be played at the upcoming Breathless Arts Faculty Showcase on 10 August.