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Holly Harrison

About this Artist

Holly Harrison is a young Australian composer whose music is driven by the nonsense literature of Lewis Carroll, embracing stylistic juxtapositions, the visceral energy of rock, and whimsical humor. Her work has been played extensively throughout Australia and the world by ensembles and artists including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Orkest de Ereprijs, Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Offspring, Michael Kieran Harvey and Timothy Phillips, Caroline Cartens, and The Riot Ensemble, among many others. Holly was the inaugural winner of the both the Pyeongchon Arts Hall International Chamber Music Composition Competition with Red Queen, White Queen, Alice and the 2017 Sue W Chamber Music Composition Prize for her work for Eighth Blackbird, Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup, which featured on Eighth Blackbird’s Australian tour as part of Musica Viva’s 2017 International Concert Season. Holly currently teaches composition at MLC School, Burwood, Australia, and completed a Doctor of Creative Arts under the supervision of Bruce Crossman and John Encarnacao at Western Sydney University, where she is currently a sessional academic. Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup was commissioned for Eighth Blackbird by Musica Viva Australia with support from Geo6 Stearn and the Hildegard Project.