Percy Brier

Current students are invited to apply for the 2018 Percy Brier Memorial Prize.

In 2018, the piece will act as a musical prelude, pre-cursor and introductory piece to the other repertoire being performed at QPAC in semester 1: Requiem - Faure and Symphonie Fantastique - Berlioz. Composers may take an open approach as how to creatively interpret this requirement.

Required length: 8-10min Maximum instrumentation: 3*.2.2.4 - - 2T.5P - 2Hp - Strings.


About the Prize

Percy Brier (1885-1970) was born in Queensland and studied at Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music. He was a Brisbane-based organist, choral director, composer, music teacher and music historian in a professional career that began in 1906 and extended for more than six decades.

More information about Percy is available in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Following his death, his son Eric Brier provided a gift to establish a prize in his memory. 

Recent recipients of the Prize include Connor D'Netto (2016), John Rotar (2015) and Joshua Rivory (2014).