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ABC Young Performer Award Gets A New Lease Of Life

Hearts sank at the end of last year when the ABC announced that the annual ABC Young Performer Award which had run continuously since 1944, launching the careers of numerous musicians, was to be axed. After a hiatus of a year, the ABC has announced that the Young Performers Awards are to continue in a…

Jonathan Abernethy Wins 2014 MOST Opera Awards
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Jonathan Abernethy Wins 2014 MOST Opera Awards

New Zealand tenor Jonathan Abernethy is the Opera Awards winner for 2014, as announced by Roland Gridiger, CEO of Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd. Jonathan was selected by an eminent judging panel that included Dr Di Bresciani, Conal Coad, Rachelle Durkin and Gregory Hocking. Jonathan receives the Youth Music Foundation of Australia (YMFA) Award of $30,000, the…

IFAC Australian Singing Competition – Entries Close This Friday
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IFAC Australian Singing Competition – Entries Close This Friday

The IFAC Australian Singing Competition is open for entries. If you’re under 26 years of age as at 23 June 2014, you could be eligible to enter Australasia’s richest and very prestigious competition for young opera and classical singers.  Singers from across Australia and New Zealand are invited to compete for the Marianne Mathy Scholarship (‘The…