Nomination reward for dedication



COMMITMENT to classical music has seen Gladstone woman Lyn Carr recognised on a national stage.

Ms Carr is a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution by an Individual category of the 2005 APRA National Classical Music Awards for her organisation of the 2004 Keys National Piano and Vocal Competition for Australian Works.

The Classical Music Awards are the ultimate recognition of accomplishment in the classical and new music scene in Australia.

Recipients will be presented with their awards at a special awards ceremony on July 18 at the Sydney Conservatorium. Ms Carr said she couldn't be more pleased about being nominated as a finalist for the award.

This is not her first national nomination, as last year she was awarded the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Australian Music award for the creation and organisation of the 2003 Keys Competition.

Australian Music Centre's general manager John Davis said the nominations highlighted the quality of Australian classical music.

'The passion and commitment of those who are involved in a diverse range of roles in our musical community, are well deserved of a nomination,' Mr Davis said.

'The success of these awards rests with the extraordinary talents of the nominees.'

A prominent piano and voice teacher in Brisbane, Ms Carr only recently moved back to Gladstone.

She said she would continue to promote Australia's established and emerging composers and the performance of their music by further developing the Keys National Piano and Vocal Competition which will be held next in regional centres of Queensland, and cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in 2006.



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