Young Instrumentalist Prize

Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents the Young Instrumentalist Prize.

The Young Instrumentalist Prize presents an opportunity for exceptional Queensland school students to audition in front of a panel of Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians, with a public performance opportunity and $12,000 in prize money available to up to six finalists. The overall winner will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist on stage with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

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.

DATES FOR 2019 YOUNG INSTRUMENTALIST PRIZE COMING SOON!

For further information contact: Pam Lowry, Education Liaison Officer

Email: pam.lowry@qso.com.au or 07 3833 5035

2018 FINALISTS

Winner
$5000 and  the opportunity to perform as soloist with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Noah Lynch, violin
Bruch
Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor - Mvt 3

2nd place
$3000

Jamie Dodd, Bassoon
Hummel
Grand Concerto in F – Mvt 1

3rd place
$2000

Joshua Jones, cello
Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33

4th place
$1000

Justin Zheng, marimba
Rosauro
Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and Orchestra– Mvt 1

5th Place
$500

Anna Suzuki, violin
Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

6th Place
$500 and recipient of Lilly Camden’s special award of the 12 month loan of an exceptional quality Italian violin.

Liam Freisberg, violin
Sibelius
Violin Concerto Op.47 – Mvt 1