We’d like to make special mention of a few from our Four Winds family who were recently recognised as part of the 2018 Helpmann Awards.
Carrillo Gantner AO received a 2017 Centenary Sue Nattrass Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding service to the live performance industry in Australia. Carrillo is the son our Four Winds Founder, Neilma Gantner, and is the Chair of the Four Winds Foundation. Carrillo is a regular contributor to the Four Winds Festival and we are delighted to add our congratulations to this incredibly well-deserved award.
The 2017 Centenary Sue Nattrass Award recognises outstanding service to the live performance industry in a field which may not enjoy a high public profile and Ian McRae AO, Chair of the Australian National Academy of Music was also recognised for outstanding service to the live performance industry in this category. Ian was instrumental in setting up the partnership between Four Winds and ANAM, which provides residencies and performance opportunities for ANAM musicians at Four Winds throughout the year.
‘Hamlet’, with score by Australian composer Brett Dean, took out the ‘Best Opera’ award for productions at Glyndebourne in the UK and the Adelaide Festival. Our very own Artistic Director James Crabb had a starring role in this production. Many congratulations to all involved in this critically acclaimed and now award winning new opera.