Prelude Composer Residency

NPCO in conjunction with the National Trust of WA and Bundanon Trust is thrilled to announce the appointment of Artistic Director Gemma Turvey as Composer in Residence at Gallop House, Perth, as part of the highly sought-after 2018 Prelude Composers’ Residency program.


Gemma’s residency commences this July and runs for 6 months. The main focus of Gemma’s time in Perth will be composing a concert work for chamber orchestra and narrator, based on award-winning children’s picture book The Flying Orchestra by Clare McFadden. She is also planning to complete a number of other compositions for NPCO, for premiering in our 2019 Concert Season.


“I am so excited to be given this precious opportunity. Being a Prelude Composer is a great privilege, and I am looking forward to being in residence at the historic Gallop House in Perth,” said Gemma.


And we can’t wait to hear all the new music that is composed!  NPCO 2019 Concert Season launches on Sunday 25th November.  Keep an eye on the website, or email for details.


Here’s to lots of fresh new music for NPCO audiences in 2019!


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About Prelude Composer Residency

Prelude is a national residency program dedicated to supporting new works from Australian composers.  It offers long residencies in historic houses in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide, and it is open to composers of any genre, of any age (18+) and any career stage. Prelude has been created through a unique collaboration between Bundanon Trust, Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers’ House, National Trust of Western Australia, National Trust of South Australia, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Australian Council of National Trusts, APRA AMCOS, Helpmann Academy, Arts SA, and the Australia Council for the Arts.