(2020) Indiana State University - Music Now Contest

Winner | String Quartet #2: “Fede”. To be featured in Indiana State University’s Contemporary Music Festival 2020.

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(2020) University of New South Wales - Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize

Joint Winner | Dr Richard Willgoss, and his wife Sue have generously provided support for this prize, offered as a way of supporting and inspiring composers of Ensemble composition of the highest standard, with a focus on creativity and excellence.

The Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize is aimed at encouraging and promoting the creation of an original work for ensembles, in support of a thriving instrumental and choral program at UNSW Australia as represented by the Music Performance Unit.

Richard’s keen interest in composition and long-held passion for music has resulted in this special one-off Ensemble Composition Prize. This Prize is open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents, of any age and offers an opportunity for the winning composer to have their composition come to life.

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(2020) United States of America Permanent Residency/Green Card Category E26 (Professional holding advanced degrees or of exceptional ability)

Successful petition to United States Citizen and Immigration Services for 'Permanent Residency' under category E26: "Professional holding advanced degrees or of exceptional ability".  The case was successfully made by Margaret Holland-Sparages (Esq) of Brookes & DeRensis Massachusetts that my rare intersection of skills and activities in the Australian national interest provided evidence of the potential and likelihood to make significant contributions to the United States 'National Interest'.   The petition required presenting a significant body of evidence including testimony demonstrating a track record of excellence in the field, contribution to the Australian national interest, substantial activity in the United States and the likelihood to make a significant contribution to the United States. The Green Card permits indefinite stay in the United States, free travel and unlimited work authorization within the country.


(2020) Australia Council for the Arts - Resilience Fund Grant

The 2020 Resilience Fund is designed to provide emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice and operations of Australian artists, groups and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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(2019) University of Western Australia 6th Annual "Biology As Art" Competition & Exhibition

Finalist selected from 78 submissions for solo piano “The Moreton Bay Fig”. The work was featured as a sound installation as part of a related exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Western Australia.


(2019) New York Composers Circle John Eaton Memorial Competition

Runner-up/Honourable Mention for String Quartet #1: "Sfidare".


(2018) New England Conservatory Academic Honours

Academic Honours conferred upon the Master of Music degree for outstanding academic achievement over the program.


(2018) New England Conservatory Dean's List

Awarded for outstanding academic progress in Fall of 2018.