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Winners

The 2009 Classical Music Awards were held at the Playhouse Theatre at the Sydney Opera House on 21 September 2009. 

Vocal or Choral Work of the Year

Title A Flock of Stars
Composer Lyn Williams

Orchestral Work Of The Year

Title Tivoli Dances
Composer Graeme Koehne

Instrumental Work Of The Year

Title The River Meets the Sea
Composers Tony Gould, David Jones, Imogen Manins

Best Composition by an Australian Composer

Title Monh
Composer Georges Lentz

Best Performance of an Australian Composition

Performer West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Title Symphony No.7 Scenes from Daily Life
Composer Carl Vine

Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in Education

Southern Cross Soloists for Sunwater and Stanwell Winter Music School.

Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in a Regional Area

Tura New Music and Australian Art Orchestra for 2008 Crossing Roper Bar Tour.

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

Riley Lee for 2008 World Shakuhachi Festival.

Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation

Topology for 2008 Brisbane Powerhouse Series.

Long-Term Contribution to the Advancement of Australian Music

Gwen Bennett

Distinguished Services to Australian Music

Michael Keiran Harvey (Read acceptance speech)

The 2009 Classical Music Award State/Territory winners** are:

NEW SOUTH WALES STATE AWARD
George Lentz for Best Composition by an Australian Composer, Monh.

QUEENSLAND STATE AWARD
Sunwater and Stanwell Music School by Southern Cross Soloists for Outstanding contribution to Australian Music in Education.

TASMANIAN STATE AWARD
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for TSO Australian Composers' School.

VICTORIAN STATE AWARD
Richard Mills for Best Composition by an Australian Composer, String Quartet No. 3.

WEST AUSTRALIAN STATE AWARD
West Australian Symphony Orchestra for Best Performance of an Australian Work, The Madness and Death of King Ludwig.

** State/Territory Awards for SA, ACT and NT were not awarded this year.