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2014 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards

When:

Tue 19 Aug 2014, 12:30pm–8:30pm
Wed 20 Aug 2014, 12:30pm–8:30pm
Fri 22 Aug 2014, 1:00pm–9:00pm

Where: ABC Studio, 85 North East Road, Collinswood, South Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: vimandzest

Who will be the 70th and 2014 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year?

Between 19 - 28 August, 12 of Australia’s finest talents battle it out in the 2014 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Awards, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. These Awards have launched many glittering international music careers in their 70 year history.

For 10 days this winter Adelaide concert-goers are in for a treat, with Australia’s brightest young classical musicians competing for the title of the 2014 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award.

1944 was the year that Casablanca won an Academy Award, the World Bank and IMF were created and the Allies invaded Normandy. It was at least 12 years before TV hit Australia and long before the hundreds of television music talent shows we see today. It was also the year that Australia’s most prestigious classical music award was launched. Many talented Australian performers catapulted onto the world stage after winning this Award.

“Symphony Australia is delighted to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards this year. The roll-call of winners reads like a who’s who of the Australian music world and it’s very gratifying to see how past winners have enjoyed such success from having their talents recognized and nurtured,” says Kate Lidbetter, CEO of Symphony Australia. “These Awards have made such a long-standing contribution to the Australian cultural landscape.”

In a ‘mini-festival’ format that includes 7 public concerts in 10 days over 3 competition rounds - recital, chamber music and concerto - the 12 Finalists in the 2014 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards compete for the grand prize of $25,000, three performance opportunities with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the ABC Sir Charles Moses Young Performer’s Trophy, a professional CD recording, media training and photo shoot and a feature interview in Limelight magazine. It is an extraordinary career boost for any young musician.

Additionally, the prize pool for the Awards includes four prizes of $5000 each - People’s Choice Award, Best Recital Performance, Best Chamber Music Performance, Best Performance of an Australian Work as well as two Concerto Finalist Prizes of $7500 for each of the runners-up.

“The musician who claims the title of Young Performer of the Year will have proved themselves outstanding in all areas of musical performance – solo recital, chamber music and concerto performance - demonstrating high technical proficiency, an understanding of the repertoire and an appreciation of musical style,” says Ms Lidbetter.

2014 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards
Finalists:
Andrew Kawai, 15 (Oboe – VIC)
Anna Da Silva Chen, 17 (Violin – NSW)
Anne-Marie Johnson, 23 (Violin – VIC)
Catherine Gregory, 27 (Flute – QLD)
David Soo, 21 (Piano – VIC)
Glenn Christensen, 24 (Violin – QLD)
Grace Clifford, 15 (Violin – NSW)
James Jae-Won Moon, 27 (Piano – NSW)
Kiran Phatak, 24 (Flute – WA)
Michael Li, 20 (Piano – VIC)
Sujin Park, 25 (Violin – NSW)
Zoe Freisberg, 21 (Violin – QLD)

Live concerts and broadcasts:
Tuesday 19 August, 12.30pm, ABC Adelaide, Studio 520 – Recital Round concert 1
Tuesday 19 August, 6.30pm ABC Adelaide, Studio 520 – Recital Round concert 2
Wednesday 20 August, 12.30pm, ABC Adelaide, Studio 520 – Recital Round concert 3
Wednesday 20 August, 6.30pm, ABC Adelaide, Studio 520 – Recital Round concert 4
Friday 22 August, 1pm, ABC Adelaide, Studio 520 – Chamber Music Round concert 1
Friday 22 August, 7pm, ABC Adelaide, Studio 520 – Chamber Music Round concert 2
Thursday 28 August, 7pm, Adelaide Town Hall – Grand Final and Concerto Round concert

ABC Sir Charles Moses Trophy: This perpetual trophy is presented to the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year by the ABC in honour of Sir Charles Moses, Managing Director of the ABC, 1935-1965.