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.
Each station has a rigorous selection process to pick the State finalist who will represent their station. The five finalists then compete by performing a solo work at the National Final.
You can read more about the competition here.
Entries for the 2018 Award are open.
Please email Maggie Findlay with an expression of interest with the competitor's name, age and instrument. The Award Co-ordinator will contact entrants by the end of April with the full details.
The Queensland State Final will be held at the 4MBS Performance Studio in September 2018.
In 2018, the National Final will also be held at the 4MBS Performance Studio (384 Old Cleveland Rd, Coorparoo) in Brisbane on Sunday 25 November, 2pm.
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!