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Photo: Lauren Younan

Photo: Lauren Younan

Limelight: Rising Star

With a commission from Musica Viva under her belt and now bound for the Curtis Institute of Music, the young composer discusses her musical tenets, the influence of mentor Carl Vine, and The Wiggles.
By Justine Nguyen

Photo: Louie Douvis

Photo: Louie Douvis

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney student the first Australian woman accepted to prestigious US music program.
By Justine Landis Hanley

Video: Musica Viva

Video: Musica Viva

Musica Viva: International Concert Season

Musica Viva sat down with emerging composer Elizabeth Younan to talk about what inspired her when composing her piece for Joyce Yang as a part of the 2018 Musica Viva International Concert season, and discusses her female role models.

Video: Musica Viva (filmed by Keith Saunders)

Video: Musica Viva (filmed by Keith Saunders)

Musica Viva: International Concert Season

Ahead of composing her commissioned piece for Joyce Yang's Australian tour, composer Elizabeth Younan was flown to New Zealand by Musica Viva to meet with Joyce for the first time. Together they discussed their approaches to music making.

Musica Viva thanks New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for assisting in the development of this video.

Video: Musica Viva

Video: Musica Viva

Musica Viva: International Women’s Day

Composer Elizabeth Younan sat down with Musica Viva to celebrate International Women's Day to discuss practical ways that music lovers can help support emerging female composers.

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Fine Music 102.5: Young Composer Award

The winner of the 102.5 FM Young Composer Award for 2016 is Sydney Conservatorium of Music student Elizabeth Younan, for her new work, Clarinet concerto.

Video: Musica Viva

Video: Musica Viva

Musica Viva Festival

Composer Elizabeth Younan talks about her woodwind quintet, 'Shoreditch Grind', ahead of its performance at the 2017 Musica Viva Festival.

Image Supplied

Image Supplied

Cut Common: National Women Composers’ Development Program

Four emerging composers at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music have been selected for the first National Women Composers’ Development Program.
By Samuel Cottell

Photo: Nick Moir

Photo: Nick Moir

Sydney Morning Herald: Anne Boyd, Moya Henderson, Claire Edwardes back scheme for women composers

University of Sydney music students – Elizabeth Younan, Natalie Nicolas, Clare Johnston, and Ella Macens – have been selected to take part in the conservatorium's first national women composers development program.
By Nick Galvin

Photo: Rahkela Nardella

Photo: Rahkela Nardella

Broadly

Since the dawn of time, women have been told they shouldn't compose because it's "unfeminine". A new program out of Sydney is changing that, one talented female composer at a time.
By Naomi Russo

Jean Bogan Senior Prize Winner Scott McIntyre, Jean Bogan Youth Prize Winner Elizabeth Younan and Australian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey

Jean Bogan Senior Prize Winner Scott McIntyre, Jean Bogan Youth Prize Winner Elizabeth Younan and Australian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey

ABC Classic FM: New Waves Podcast — Michael Kieran Harvey Jean Bogan Recital

Michael Kieran Harvey plays prize-winning works by fellow Tasmanian Scott McIntyre, and by emerging composer Elizabeth Younan, along with a selection of other piano music from Tasmanian composers.