Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award
The Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award is made annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to music in Australia. The award honours the contribution to music in Australia, and overseas, made by the late Sir Bernard Heinze (1894 -1982). Heinze was a musician and conductor who was committed to the public performance of music. For 31 years he was the Ormond Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne.
The Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award recipient receives a medallion and a monetary prize.
PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF THE SIR BERNARD HEINZE MEMORIAL AWARD
- 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
- 2016 Mary Vallentine Music Administration
- 2017 Ronald Farren Price Pianist, music educator and adjudicator
- 2018 Judy Bailey Jazz pianist and educator
The recipient of the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award is presented a bronze medallion cast with the recipient's name. The medallion shows a profile of Sir Bernard Heinze and is sculpted by Michael Meszaros.
Michael Meszaros has lived as a full time sculptor in Melbourne since 1970. He originally learned his skills from his father, Andor, also a professional sculptor and medallist. Michael qualified as an architect at the University of Melbourne, but after being awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1969 to study medallic sculpture in Rome, he continued his career as a sculptor. Since then he has completed many hundreds of medals, portrait, commissioned and for exhibition. Michael has also produced a considerable number of major public sculptures around Melbourne, interstate and overseas, and many other commissioned and exhibition works. He has medals in many local and international collections, including 17 works in the British Museum, and has won major prizes for his medals in Europe and the USA.
How to apply
The Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, 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.