Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has been recognised in two Helpmann Award wins at a ceremony in Sydney last Monday.
Along with its presenting partners Arts Centre Melbourne, Perth Concert Hall and Sydney Opera House, QPAC was awarded for the presentation of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), which was awarded Best Symphony Orchestra Concert.
The RCO made its Queensland debut at QPAC with two concerts in November 2013, in the final leg of the orchestra’s 125th anniversary world tour.
QPAC’s support for local productions also received recognition for When Time Stops, which was co-produced by QPAC and EDC, in association with Brisbane Festival, with its Composer Iain Grandage taking the Helpmann award for Best Original Score.
In 2013, QPAC received two Helpmann Awards for performances within its 2012 Hamburg Season, the first in its International Series presented with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland.