“We would like to thank the public, Victorian musicians, the music sector and our 2016 partners & patrons for their interest and generous support”

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The winners in the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 & Awards have been announced.

Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 – Kutcha Edwards
Outstanding Musicians Award 2016 – Scott Tinkler
Beleura Award for Composition 2016 (new category) – Kate Neal
Development Award 2016 – Matthias Schack-Arnott
Distinguished Musicians Fellowship 2016 (new category) – Kutcha Edwards
Civic Choice Award 2016 – Lior Attar

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The Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of our Partners and Patrons.

Winners for the Melbourne Prize 2016

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The objectives of the Melbourne Prize Trust are to recognise and reward excellence and talent, inspire creative development and enrich public life.

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Civic Choice Award

Congratulations to Lior, finalist of the Outstanding Musicians Award 2016, for winning the Civic Choice Award 2016.

Melbourne Choice Award 2016

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Melbourne Awards

The Melbourne Prize Trust has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Melbourne Awards.

Melbourne Awards 2016 Finalist

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