SHIRLEY APTHORPThe Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to study music criticism - UK, Germany
Shirley was born in 1969 in Cape Town, moved with her family to Australia as a child. She studied music theory and violin at the University of Tasmania, and began to work as a music critic for the regional and national press at the age of 20.
In 1994 she received a Churchill Fellowship and an Australia Council Grant to study music journalism in Europe. Currently Shirley Apthorp is a critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News