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ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards

Past YPA alumni include (L to R) Roger Woodward, Simon Tedeschi, Diana Doherty and Ian Munro

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.

The competition has been an important launch-pad for many successful music careers, unearthing an extraordinary number of talents including Simon Tedeschi, Diana Doherty, Roger Woodward, Ian Munro, Claire Edwardes, Li Wei Qin and many more.

The winner is declared the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year and takes home a $25,000 cash prize, multiple copies of a CD of their winning performance and opportunities for future concert engagements with major Australian symphony orchestras as well as a feature interview in the ABC Limelight magazine’s ‘Please Welcome’ section.

Applications for the 2013 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards have now closed. We are delighted to launch a new format for the competition which will further challenge and extend each applicant. With the final stages including chamber music and solo recital components, the musician who claims the title of Young Performer of the Year will have proved themselves outstanding in all areas of musical performance. For all the details and information regarding dates and prizes please download the brochure here