Music was a life-long passion for Dr Harold Schenberg.
He was an accomplished jazz pianist who played professionally to support himself while studying medicine.
His love of music, teamed with his passion for supporting emerging local talent, shaped part of his bequest to The University of Western Australia.
His contribution included the establishment of an annual music prize in his name.
The Schenberg Music Fellowship - formerly known as the Dr Harold Schenberg Music Prize - awards $15,000 to a talented Western Australian tertiary student or recent graduate.
Through this prize, the winner is granted the opportunity to further their studies in composition either interstate or overseas.
The gift of travel may well have been inspired by Dr Schenberg’s own experiences of studying in locations such as Melbourne, Sydney, London and New York.
The 2019 Schenberg Music Fellowship in Composition has been awarded to Josten Myburgh.