Elizabeth Drake


Pianist/Composer Elizabeth Drake is a film composer, theatre artist and pianist. She trained as a classical pianist and studied in Melbourne, Siena and London.

Her numerous screen music credits include feature film and documentary working within drama and comedy.

Her score for the feature film Japanese Story won the AFI-AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score for a Feature Film, the Film Critics Circle Award for Best Music Score and the APRA-AGSC Award for Best Feature Film Score. To this day she is the only woman to have won the AFI-AACTA Award for Feature Film composition.


She has directed and performed in works for two and four pianos, at the Perth International Arts Festival, at WOMADelaide, in the ABC Iwaki Auditorium for ABC Classic FM, in the Adelaide and Padua railway stations, in D-Division Pentridge Goal, and in the ballroom at Flinders Street station where the performance was beamed live onto the screen at Federation Square and broadcast through the platform speakers. 

AGSC Board Statement

Politics, philosophy and feminism are what drive me. I believe in equal rights and opportunity for all, I embrace diversity in all its forms and like to work as a team.

As Chair of the Gender Equity Committee I maintain a conversation and advocay regarding the visibility and opportunities for women within the screen music industry as well as advocating for fair conditions and regulation within the workplace for all.

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