1985 David Paul Landa Scholarship
Richard Jackson is the Executive Director of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Following studies in music and the humanities, he worked in the marketing arena including at Ormond College, University of Melbourne. Richard was the recipient of the David Paul Landa Memorial Scholarship for Pianists in 2002.
DAVID PAUL LANDA
Paul Landa lived a short but extraordinary life. He held seven portfolios under the NSW State Government, to all of which he brought energy and his natural zest for accomplishment. His devotion to the arts was complete and unfeigned, and as a Minister assisting the Premier in the Arts portfolio he supported and encouraged many young artists and musicians. He died unexpectedly and tragically at the age of 43. To honour the memory of Paul Landa in a practical and enduring way, the NSW Government established the David Paul Landa Memorial Scholarship for Pianists, first awarded in 1985 to Paul Rickard-Ford. The last recipient was Paul’s student Young Kwon Choi, in 2012.