Melody Eötvös


composed for Michi Theurer as part of the Circling the Waves project (2016)
Michiko Theurer, violin

Melody Eötvös (1984) is a Bloomington IN‐based Australian composer whose work draws on both multi‐ media and traditional instrumental contexts, as well substantial extra‐musical references to a broadrange of philosophical topics and late 19th Century literature. Melody has been the recipient of various awards including an APRA PDA (Australia 2009), theSoundstream National Composer Award (2012), and a Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation OrchestralCommission administered by the League of American Orchestras, the EarShot Foundation (worldpremiere: Carnegie Hall October 23rd 2015). Current commissions include an orchestral work for theTasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Australia), Synergy Percussion + Vox (Sydney), the Chou's compositionaward commission (China), and a piano and clarinet work for Guy Yehuda (USA).  Melody holds a Doctor of Music (2014) from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music USA, and aMaster of Music (2008) from the Royal Academy of Music, London UK.