The composer and founder of new music ensemble Kammerklang has taken home Fine Music 102.5’s $15,000 prize.

Sydney’s Fine Music 102.5 announced composer Cameron Lam as the winner of the 2018 Stefan Kruger Scholarship at the station’s Celebration of Fine Music last night at Mosman Art Gallery. Lam, who founded the Sydney new music ensemble Kammerklang, won a prize that includes $10,000 cash as well as a further $5,000 worth of recording and marketing support through Fine Music.

The annual Kruger Scholarship, which has run since 2014, was made possible through the bequest of Stefan Kruger and is designed to assist young outstanding individuals further their career in their chosen field of music. Past winners are jazz and blues singer-songwriter Frances Madden, violinist Rebecca Gill, recorder player Alicia Crossley and saxophonist Nick Russoniello.

Cameron Lam Pianist Jo Allan, composer Cameron Lam and mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong at Fine Music 102.5’s Celebration of Fine Music. Photo © Raymond Horsey

The Celebration of Fine Music, at which the award was announced, featured performances by Fine Music’s Artistic Patron, composer Elena Kats-Chernin, who played her Dance of the Paper Umbrellas, Eliza’s Ariaand a new work...