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 congratulations to all our 2013 Semi-Finalists.
Congratulations to this year's Finalists.
Hannah Dahlenburg soprano 25, VIC
Alexander Knight baritone 23, NSW
Edward Laurenson baritone 24, NZ
Jade Moffat mezzo soprano 23, QLD
Danita Weatherstone soprano 23, NSW
Saturday 28 September
Finals Concert 7pm
with the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra conducted by Anthony Legge
Guest artist Lorina Gore
Compere Emma Ayres
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Macquarie Street, Sydney
02 8256 2222 or 1300 797 118
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Emma Matthews announces this year's
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