The 2019 Peter L'Estrange SJ Music Prize
Soirées are held a few times each year and provide an opportunity for students to perform in front of the College. Whether it's playing an instrument, singing, or writing poetry, soirées are always a wonderful evening and a great chance to showcase students' talents. Each year, the Peter L'Estrange SJ Music Prize is awarded to a student of the College in a special Soirée. The 2019 overall winner was Sussanna Kable, with Calvin Leung recognised for instrumental, and John Rochford for vocals. The evening was adjudicated by Fr Christopher Willcock SJ. Read about Sussanna’s performance below, and click here to see a snippet of all three superb performances on our Instagram!
Sussanna Kable “Stained Glass” - Clarinet (Winner of the Peter L'Estrange SJ Music Prize 2019)
Originally from Sydney, Sussanna Kable is a composer, musician, and songwriter, who is currently studying composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Sussanna loves drawing inspiration from and telling stories about the world around her. This ranges from being inspired by bird calls and the colours of glass, as well as writing lyrics to make sense of her interactions with people and places. Sussanna wrote “Stained Glass” last semester as part of her composition portfolio. Growing up, stained glass has always seemed so magical. The way it manipulates light and colour to show a picture; yet without any of the pieces it wouldn’t be the same. This piece moves from shard to shard, colour to colour, with the different parts of the stained-glass window. Moving through Green, Blue, Red and the shades in between. Letting each colour and part of the puzzle speak for itself, but never stepping back and revealing the whole picture.