Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award


The award is to be made annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to music in Australia.

The recipient of the award receives a medallion and may also receive a monetary prize of $6,000.


 1986                 Ruth Alexander                                                Music Educator, AYO co-founder

1987                 Sir Frank Callaway                           Music Educator and administrator

1988                 Malcolm Williamson                       Composer

1989                 Patrick Thomas                                 Conductor

1990                 Beryl Kimber                                      Violinist and violin teacher

1991                 John Hopkins                                     Conductor and administrator

1992                 Leonard Dommett                          Violinist, conductor and teacher

1993                 Peter Sculthorpe                             Composer

1994                 Yvonne Kenny                                  Soprano

1995                 Richard Mills                                       Conductor and composer

1996                 Jan Sedivka                                         Violinist and teacher

1997                 Donald Hazelwood                          Violinist and concert master

1998                 Richard Gill                                          Conductor and music educator

1999                 Don Burrows                                      Jazz and swing musician

2000                 John Curro                                          Violist, conductor and music director

2001                 John Painter                                       Cellist

2002                 Stephen McIntyre                           Pianist

2003                 Graeme Koehne                              Composer and music educator

2004                 Richard Divall                                     Conductor and musicologist

2005                 Richard Tognetti                               Violinist, composer and conductor

2006                 Graham Abbott                                                Conductor, music presenter

2007                 Barry Tuckwell                                  Horn

2008                 Richard Bonynge                              Conductor and pianist

2009                 Brett Dean                                          Composer, violinist and conductor

2010                 Simone Young                                   Conductor

2011                 Carl Vine                                              Composer

2012                 Roger Covell                                       Musicologist, critic and author

2013                 John Williams                                     Guitarist

2014                 Anne Boyd                                          Composer and music educator

2015                 Margaret Kartomi                             Ethnomusicologist and music educator


How to apply

The Dean of the Faculty of the VCA and MCM, on the recommendation of a committee known as The Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award Committee, is authorised, on behalf of the University, to make each award.