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 at the National Final.
Entries for the 2018 Award have closed.
This year the Qld Youth Virtuoso Award competitors were selected from the Brisbane Eisteddfod competitions, the UQ School of Music and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music - Griffith University.
The Queensland Young Virtuoso Final was held at the 4MBS Performance Studio on Friday 28 September, 6pm (NB date change). The competitors performed live in front of a panel of adjudicators and were asked to prepare at least two contrasting pieces with a total maximum playing time of 15 minutes.
The Qld finalists were:
Lochlin Dormer, percussion
Nina Fan, piano
Rachel Lau, flute
Julius Lynch, violin
Amanda Pang, piano
Rachael Shipard, piano
Pianist Nina Fan was selected to represent 4MBS (QLD).
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. Finalists will be asked to prepare at least two contrasting pieces with a playing time of 15-20 minutes.
The National finalists are:
Mia Huang, piano - Artsound (ACT)
Anna Stephens, soprano - Fine Music 102.5 (NSW)
William Hardy, recorder - 3MBS (VIC)
Nina Fan, piano - 4MBS (QLD)
Victoria Coxhill, soprano - 5MBS (SA)
Any enquiries can be emailed to 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!