Emma Greenhill

Winning entry Regrowth

Regrowth was written inspired by the beautiful scene of our Australian forests regrowing after the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-20. Seeing our forests stripped bare as far as the eye could see was immensely disturbing and in stark contrast, seeing how strong the force of nature really is as greenery began to emerge from the blackness only one month later was truly astonishing.


About Emma Greenhill

Emma Greenhill, born 1995 is a Sydney based composer, arranger and violinist and educator. Emma characterises her music as a permutation of the diverse musical landscapes she wanders through everyday as a performer, teacher and audience member.

As well the diversity of Emma’s musical career, Australian flora and fauna is heavily referenced in her compositions. She is also passionate about expanding the Australian musical landscape with more idiomatic and accessible pieces. Emma regularly arranges music for local artists and events, is commissioned to compose music for local ensembles, chamber groups and schools, and writes music for indie films.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing my piece be interpreted by another artist through a different art form. It will also be very exciting to see my music literally come to life through the physical act of dance, something I have always been very captivated by since childhood. The opportunity to then collaborate with the chosen choreographer and give them the opportunity to tell a story of their own through my music, will be an absolute privilege I am thrilled to undertake.”


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