The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust (The Trust) is proud to be supporting the Young Performers Awards (YPA) in 2018. The competition is one of Australia’s most prestigious for young classical instrumentalists and has provided aspiring young musicians not only with the opportunity to perform with Australia’s major orchestras but exposure and financial assistance to further their careers.
The winner of the Young Performer of the Year title will recieve the $50,000 Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust Scholarship, the $30,000 Sheila Walker Scholarship and named the ABC Classic FM Artist in Residence. The Young Performers Awards on offer total over $170,000 in prizes in 2018 including cash awards and performance opportunities.
The 2018 awards will be adjudicated by respected and internationally renowned musicians, conductors, educators and classical music experts including: Dene Olding AM (Concertmaster Emeritus of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, first violin Goldner String Quartet and Australia Ensemble), Dr Di Bresciani OAM (Founder of the Youth Music Foundation), and Warwick D. Ross LLB (General Manager, The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust).
Since its inception in 1944, YPA has been presented in many formats launching the careers of some of the country’s most talented musicians. The competition has produced diverse and outstanding performances by notable names such as Charmian Gadd (violin, 1962), Roger Woodward (piano, 1964), Diana Doherty (Oboe, 1985) and Simon Tedeschi (Piano, 1998).
The Trust is very much looking forward to continuing its work in supporting the arts in Australia by Australians and for Australians through the Young Performers Awards.
16th & 17th July, 2018
City Recital Hall, Sydney
24th July, 2018
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House