David Paul Landa Scholarship
Musica Viva is proud to manage David Paul Landa Scholarship on behalf of the New South Wales Government
The Scholarship is a biennial travelling scholarship for pianists valued at $25,000 funded by the New South Wales Government in recognition of the contribution made to the arts by the late Paul Landa QC MP, former Attorney General in New South Wales. The scholarship includes subsequent public concert engagements for Musica Viva.
Paul Landa lived a short but extraordinary life. He held seven portfolios under the NSW State Government, to all of which he brought energy and his natural zest for accomplishment. His devotion to the arts was complete and unfeigned, and as a Minister assisting the Premier in the Arts portfolio he supported and encouraged many young artists and musicians. Under his guidance the national parks of New South Wales doubled in size, and he played an important role in public debates on civil liberties and human rights. He died unexpectedly and tragically at the age of 43.
“Past Scholarships recipients include some of Australia’s most renowned performers and teachers including Anna Goldsworthy, Maxwell Foster, Tamara Anna Cislowska, Duncan Gifford, Paul Rickard-Ford, Clemens Leske Jnr and Edward Neeman.
The 2010 Scholarship recipient is Oliver She from Queensland. Oliver is completing his Bachelor of Music degree at The University of QLD, studying with Max Olding & Pamela Page. He performed in the acclaimed Piano Power concert at the 2011 Musica Viva Festival.
The Scholarship is next awarded in 2012. It is presented in association with Symphony Services Australia and is awarded to the winner of the Keyboard section of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards. Applications open in September 2011 and details can be found here
Scholarship recipients are:
2010 Oliver She (QLD
2008 Maxwell Foster (QLD / VIC)
2006 Brieley Cutting (QLD)
2004 Edward Neeman (ACT)
2002 Richard Jackson (VIC)
2000 Anna Goldsworthy (SA)
1998 Lance Coburn (QLD)
1996 Tamara Anna Cislowska (NSW)
1994 Clemens Leske Jnr (SA)
1992 Lana Higson (QLD)
1990 Duncan Gifford (NSW)
1989 Justin Williams (QLD)
1988 Yang Hee Kim (NSW)
1987 Carson Dron (QLD)
1986 Corey McVicar (NSW)
1985 Paul Rickard-Ford (VIC)
Click here to read politician David Paul Landa's biographical history on Wikipedia & visit his Parliamentary record here.