youth events and opportunities
young virtuoso award
The National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso of the Year Award is an initiative of the five fine music stations that make up the network – ArtSound FM Canberra, Fine Music FM 102.5 Sydney, 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne, 4MBS Classic FM Brisbane and 5MBS Adelaide.
Each year the Young Virtuoso Award rewards the talent of a classical instrumentalist under the age of 25 or a classical singer under the age of 30 with a $10 000 prize.
The selection process is rigorous, and each radio station holds semi-finals leading up to the event to pick the finalist who will represent their station. The five finalists then compete by performing a solo work.
You can read about the competition over at the site of our Sydney sister station, Fine Music FM.
Entries for the 2017 Award have closed.
The Qld State Final will be held at 4MBS Performance Studio on Saturday 16 September.
The Finals will be held in Sydney on Sunday 26 November.
Entries for the 2018 Award will open in February. For enquiries, please email Maggie Findlay.
With a mission to introduce children to the great classics, 4MBS produces performances, courses and radio shows just for kids. Keep an eye out for the "Kids Classics" label on our radio programs. We also have "Kids Classics" themed events at our Festival of Classics and Brisbane Shakespeare Festival, so keep an eye out when the festivals are on!