Welcome to the

Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition

in collaboration with the illustrious Acacia Quartet.

$3,250 in cash prizes plus multiple performances and a studio recording licenced for release and digital distribution through ABC Classics.

Applicants were invited to submit an original musical composition based on the set of inspiration artworks ‘Stormy Seashore’ by Sue Needham for the quintet ensemble of string quartet and classical guitar of 7-10 minutes in duration.

$2,000 First Prize Sponsored by Matt Withers

$750 Second Prize Sponsored by Walkin Promotions

$500 Emerging Composer Sponsored by Rick Falkiner’s Guitar Centre


Entries CLOSED Friday 27th April 2018

Inspiration art works: Stormy Seashore trilogy by Sue Needham.

Images can be downloaded by right clicking on the images below. Note: Images are copyright and for use only to inspire and accompany the score. Not for any other personal or public reproduction.

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Recommended listening available on this Spotify playlist: Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2018 Inspiration

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