ComposersHarry Sdraulig

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Caleb Salizzo QLD piano

Harry Sdraulig is a prolific Sydney-based composer. He has collaborated with many renowned organisations and artists including Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott, the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Musica Viva Australia, the Goldner and Orava Quartets, the Australian String Quartet, Australia Ensemble, Streeton Trio, Ensemble Q, PLEXUS, and the Syzygy Ensemble, among many others. In recent years, Harry has achieved wider industry recognition winning various awards including the Adolph Spivakovsky Award, Glen Johnston Composition Award, Frank Albert Prize for Music, 2020 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize, Australian Postgraduate Award, the 2020 Stefan Kruger Scholarship, and the 2019 Albert Scholarship. His piccolo concerto for Lloyd Hudson and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, entitled Icarus, was a finalist in the Work of the Year: Large Ensemble category of the 2020 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards.

Harry's work may be described as contemporary art music, drawing upon and extending the Western classical tradition in new ways. His approach often juxtaposes passionate melodic lyricism with moments of intricate rhythmic interplay and drive, supported by an extended and rich harmonic palette which draws influences from classical, jazz, and occasionally popular musical styles. The motivic structures and expressive frameworks found in Harry’s music ensures a degree of approachability for classically-trained musicians and audiences.

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