The IFAC Australian Singing Competition is pleased to announce acclaimed soprano Emma Matthews as this year's National Adjudicator.
Part of the Marianne Mathy Scholarship suite of prizes, 2012 Mathy winner Anna Dowsley receives this portrait by Sydney artist Lili Ussher.
The Marianne Mathy Scholarship remains the premier award of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.
The award is actually a select 'suite' of prizes and opportunities, with a total value this year of over $50,000 – including its namesake bronze statuette known as 'The Mathy.'
Over the last several years, the Competition has introduced a MasterClass and Workshops to the schedule of events which our young singers can participate. These new activities are intended to provide unique and extended learning experiences with leading industry professionals.
Young singers from Australia and New Zealand have entered to compete for the Marianne Mathy Scholarship ('The Mathy') and many other awards and opportunities, in Australasia's richest competition for young opera and classical singers.
We've had a great turnout for the Competition this year – and wish each entrant the best of luck in the Heats ahead!
This is your chance to shine and network with some of the industry's biggest stars!
This year's calendar below. Full details in Calendars/Events
Sydney Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 June
The Opera Centre, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Perth Thursday 20 June
WAAPA, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley
Melbourne Friday 21 June
Opera Centre, Crn Fawkner and Fanning Streets, Southbank
Wellington (NZ) Saturday 22 June
New Zealand School of Music, 83 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington
Brisbane Monday 24 June
QPAC, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank
Characterisation and Movement
Monday 9 September
2.30pm - 5.00pm
Philharmonia Choir Studio
Hickson Road Pier 4
Millers Point, Sydney
Tuesday 10 September
Wednesday 11 September
269 Miller Street, North Sydney
Thursday 12 September
269 Miller Street North Sydney
Saturday 28 September
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Macquarie Street, Sydney
The IFAC Australian Singing Competition has over three decades of memories to share – here are some highlights from Competitions past and present.
Entries for 2013 are Now Open, but hurry - Entries close on 17 May.
Click above to hear Emma discuss this year's Competition – offering tips to entrants, her own experience as a previous Finalist, and her own career highlights.
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