The Queensland Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the competition formerly known as the Young Instrumentalist Competition will receive an update in 2013. Thanks to our generous sponsor, the newly named The English Family Prize for Young Instrumentalists will see the profile of this popular competition elevated yet again in 2013 with the provision of significant prize money for the top four competitors. The winner will also have the opportunity to perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in the Secondary Showcase concert in 2013. All secondary students performing a maximum 10 minute concerto movement on an orchestral instrument (including Saxophone but excluding piano) are eligible to enter so please encourage your students to take a new look at this great competition.
Applications close Friday, 30 November 2012
Audition date Monday, 4 February 2013
Stage 2 Recital 6.30pm, Monday 25 February 2013
Performance Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Open to Queensland secondary students performing on an orchestral instrument (including saxophone) at a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 7. Audition pieces must be a movement from a standard concerto for soloist and orchestra. This movement must be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Please click here for the full information sheet.
1st prize: $5000
2nd prize: $3000
3rd prize: $2000
4th prize: $1000
Funds must be spent on continuing tuition or towards the purchase of an instrument.
How to Enter
Competition entry forms can be downloaded here or obtained by phoning our Education Liaison Officer on 3833 5035 or email email@example.com with The English Family Prize in the subject line. Entry fee is $50.
ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards
In 2012 QSO is delighted to be holding the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards Grand Final.
The top three players from all instrument categories will take the
stage, displaying the highest level of musicianship in the country.
Listen and watch as Queensland Symphony Orchestra accompanies
Australia's best and brightest.
Check back for more information coming soon.
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