The ANAM Set

The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is excited to realise an ambitious project that will see 67 Australian composers working in close partnership with ANAM's 67 musicians to create 67 new solo/duo Australian works to be premiered in 2021.

In addition to creating over six hours of new Australian music, this project (made possible by support from the Commonwealth Government’s RISE fund) seeks to provide each ANAM musician with the experience of collaborating with a composer to produce a new work that compliments and enriches their musical strengths.



February 2021      

Composers confirmed

March 2021

Composers paired with musicians

June - September 2021
(depending on performance date)   

Delivery of scores/parts

September - November 2021

Public performances and recordings


The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to training the most exceptional classical musicians – aged 17-27 years – from Australia and New Zealand. ANAM provides an intense studio-based program of individually-tailored lessons, classes, coaching, seminars and rehearsals, which underpins the only professional performance training program in Australia, and one of the few in the world. Founded in 1995, ANAM is funded by a mix of Commonwealth Government funding and private fundraising revenue and is currently training 67 of the country's most outstanding musicians.


“Through these collaborations I am hoping to extend my awareness of the social-political issues that surround us in our current environment. By collaborating with like-minded artists and composers, our horizons are extended and challenged in ways we may not have considered before.”
Alison Fane (VIC) percussion

“The ANAM Set is one of the most enabling and important projects in Australian music I am yet to see, and I am so grateful to be a part of it! As a young performer the process of collaborating with composers in the creation of new works can be the most exhilarating form of the creative process, and I am thrilled to build a new creative dialogue with a composer and discover how we can enlighten each other.”
Henry Justo (QLD) viola

“Working with a composer is one of the most rewarding and fascinating experiences you can have as a performing musician. I cannot wait to embark on this journey with ANAM in 2021, and I look forward to hearing the incredible music that comes out of this project.”
Hannah Pike (QLD) piano

Supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative

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