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Competitions

The English Family Prize for Young Instrumentalists

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra with the support of our generous sponsor, presents The English Family Prize for Young Instrumentalists.

With the opportunity for all applicants, who fulfil the criteria, to audition in the QSO Studio in front of a panel of exceptional musicians and prize money and a public performance opportunity available for 6 finalists, this is an amazing opportunity for Queensland music students. The overall winner performs with the QSO in the Secondary Showcase.


Eligibility
Open to students enrolled in a Queensland secondary school performing on an orchestral instrument (including saxophone) at a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 8. Audition pieces must be a movement from a standard concerto for soloist and orchestra with a time limit of no longer than 10 minutes.

Prize details
1st prize: $5000 and the opportunity to perform as a soloist with Queensland Symphony Orchestra in the Secondary Showcase.
2nd prize: $3000
3rd prize: $2000
4th prize: $1000
5th and 6th prizes: $500 each


Prize money must be spent on continuing tuition or towards the purchase of an instrument.

How to Enter

2015 entry form will be available in October 2014 with due date of 28 November 2014.

The Auditions and Finalists Recital will be held in February 2015.

For more information phone our Education Liaison Officer on 3833 5035 or email info@qso.com.au with The English Family Prize in the subject line.   

ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards

´╗┐Since 1944, the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards has provided aspiring young musicians with the opportunity to perform with Australia’s major orchestras in the quest to be named ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year. It is an opportunity like no other for up-and-coming Australian classical artists.

New look competition for 2013
2013 is the first year that YPA will run in its new format. The new look competition comprises of two stages: a preliminary round of national auditions, and a finals period held over nine days during which 12 young musicians will compete in recital, chamber music and concerto rounds. Over 200 applications were received from performers around Australia all vying for the chance to compete in the finals which will be hosted by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in October.

´╗┐Click here to find out more.

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