British-born Australian composer and pianist Roger Smalley has died – aged 72.
A student of Peter Racine Fricker, John White, Alexander Goehr and Karlheinz Stockhausen, he is a former recipient of a coveted Royal Philharmonic composition prize and an International Composer Rostrum prize.
He had received major commissions from many of the world’s top orchestras – including the BBC Symphony, London Sinfonietta and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Mr Smalley served on faculty at King’s College, Cambridge and the University of Western Australia – and was the recipient of a ‘Member of the Order of Australia’ medal for his contribution to Australian music.
Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.