Queensland Symphony Orchestra 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, cash prizes and mentoring opportunities available to up to six finalists. The overall winner will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist on stage with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

"I first heard of the competition when I saw Noah Lynch perform. I was inspired by how fantastic his performance was and realised how important it is to inpsire young musicians to excel in music." - CP Morris

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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 one movement or movements from a standard concerto or work for soloist and orchestra with a minimum time limit of 8 minutes and a maximum time limit of 10 minutes.


Monday 22 October 2018
Applications open

Friday 30 November 2018
Applications close

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 February 2019 

Monday 4 March 2019
Finalists Recital

Wednesday 23 October 2019 
Winner's performance 

For further information contact: Pam Lowry, Education Liaison Officer

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

2018 Winner

Noah Lynch, violin
Brisbane Boys College 

The Young Instrumentalist Prize is proudly supported by CP Morris and Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS), Brisbane