A work by composer Ann Cleare has been nominated for the prestigious Gaudeamus Prize in the Netherlands.

This highly competitive prize, run annually, takes place during Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam in September 2010. This year 21 compositions have been announced from all over the world for the shortlist and the winner receives € 4,550 as a commission for a new composition that will be premiered during the Week the following year, 2011. Previous Irish composers on the shortlist include Enda Bates, David Fennessy and Jennifer Walshe.

Ann Cleare's I am not a clockmaker either (2009) for accordion and electronics received its first performance by accordionist Magali Boissieron on 1 April last year at IRCAM in Paris where Clear attended the Cursus for Composition and Music Technologies.

Originally from county Offaly, she is a graduate of University College Cork and is currently undertaking a PhD in Composition at Harvard University under the supervision of Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.  Her music has been performed in Europe, New Zealand and America by ensembles and performers such as Ensemble SurPlus and 175 East. Recent and future projects include works for clarinettist Carol McGonnell and The Argento Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, and for ELISION Ensemble.

Visit Ann Cleare's composer page on the CMC site.

Nominated compositions for the 2010 Gaudeamus Prize.