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Elena Kats-Chernin

Composer - Baiame's Ngunnhu suite premiered by LEC at Moorambilla Festival 2009

Elena Kats-Chernin is a prolific composer and one of Australia's most notable and awarded. Educated in Moscow, Hanover and Sydney, Elena received the Sounds Australian Award as well as the Jean Bogan Memorial Prize in 1996. In 2004, she was awarded Green Room and Helpmann Awards for the ballet score Wild Swans, choreographed by Meryl Tankard for the Australian Ballet. In the same year, she was awarded an Ian Potter Commission. She received a two-year Fellowship from the Australia Council in 2005.

Parts of her Baiame's Ngunnhu suite (which was commissioned by Moorambilla Voices and the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus) were previewed on ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live program in a performance by the LEC in early 2009.

Click below to hear a YouTube version of the first movement of the Baiame Ngunnhu suite performed byMoorambilla Voices and the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus at the 2009 Moorambilla Festival:

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