A graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, James Ledger (born 1966) has been composer-in-residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and at the Australian National Academy of Music, and held residencies with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has performed Indian Pacific, the work which first brought him to national attention in 1996, and Crossing the Ditch, among other works. Neon, which was commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, received its world première season in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart in 2010. Golden Years won Orchestra Work of the Year at the 2014 Art Music Awards, presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre. Chronicles won in the same category in 2011. James Ledger is currently lecturer in composition at the University of Western Australia.
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