John Pax is the winner of the 2015 Schenberg Music Fellowship in Composition.
John had an outstanding application and a strong portfolio of work, the Judges felt that what this young composer has achieved in a short period of time demonstrates a passion for composition. The Fellowship will enable John to undertake further studies both nationally and internationally.
John Pax (1992) studied composition at the University of Western Australia with Dr. Chris Tonkin and James Ledger. Initially accepted into UWA on piano performance, he began composing in 2011, in 2012 he won the Dorothy Ellen Ransom Prize in Musical Composition through the University of Western Australia. During 2014 and 2015 he participated in a year-long composition mentorship programme with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
In 2015 John will finish his undergraduate degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium, where he studies composition with Dr. Elliott Gyger, and in late 2015, will begin PhD studies at Harvard University.