Australian Singing Competition - Sponsors

2014 Sponsors and Supporters


Sponsorship and support in various forms is vital to the continuation of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition. We thank the following individuals and organisations: –


Dr Haruhisa Handa


Maestro Level

International Foundation for Arts & Culture (IFAC), Dr Haruhisa Handa, Chairman

Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST®), Roland Gridiger, Chairman

Mozart Level

Bel Canto Summer Voice Program,
Buchmann-Mehta School of Music,
   Tel Aviv University
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Leverhulme Royal Northern College of Music
Marianne Mathy-Frisdane Estate
Merenda Foundation
Mozart Opera Institute
Nelly Apt Estate
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center,
   Lyric Opera of Chicago
Royal Over-Seas League (UK)

Puccini Level

ABC Classic FM
Clark & Associates
Nell Pascall Estate
Royal Over-Seas League Victoria
Symphony Services International

Verdi Level

Christine Leaves
David Harper
Donna Woodhill
Fine Music 102.5
Lightbox Photography
Lili Ussher
Opera Australia
Running Bare Australia
Sheila McKechnie
Steve Davidson
Universal Music Australia

Britten Level

Diana Ritch
Editorial Resources
Faye Franco
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Lucienne Radzyminski
Tinkler Trust
Zoe James


Accor Hotels Australia
Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra
Claude Ullin JP
Dashing Print
Drago Marin Cherina
Gridiger Lawyers
ING Group Design & Communications
International Vocal Arts Institute
Greg Lenthen
Lisa Gasteen National Opera School
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
New Zealand School of Music
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Opera Queensland
Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Ron Overs

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
The Concourse Chatswood
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Victorian Opera
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University
West Australian Opera
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Event Sponsors

Huntington Estate Wines
Leppington Valley Farm
Lightbox Photography
Paradise Beach Purveyors
Rowies Cakes
Universal Music Australia
Ussher Direction

IFAC Australian Singing Competition:
Over 30 Years of Proven Success

Helping young talent to achieve their goals.

For over thirty years the IFAC Australian Singing Competition has helped discover and contribute to the careers of emerging young classical and opera singers.

This has only been achieved through the generosity of the Marianne Mathy-Frisdane Estate, IFAC and the many sponsors and supporters who have provided cash prizes, study and travel opportunities needed to help young singers take the next steps in their professional singing careers. A number of our current sponsors and supporters are shown here (above).

Not surprisingly, discovering, showcasing and rewarding talent requires significant resources and ongoing help.

In essence, we need you.

There are many benefits in choosing to sponsor or support the IFAC Australian Singing Competition:

  • association with a premium, well-known brand
  • experienced management and events team
  • access to established social and professional contact networks in a high-value industry sector
  • tax deductibility

Become a Sponsor or Supporter

We invite you to join a family of like-minded people and organisations, dedicated to promoting excellence in the opera and classical singing performing arts.

Whether you are an individual, business or company we offer a number of sponsorship packages. A sponsor has the opportunity to invest in and further develop one of our existing scholarship or prize opportunities or we can help create an activity tailored to a specific area of interest. This may include the establishment of a new scholarship, grant or award, or access to our sponsor and participant communities, etc.

There are also non-financial ways to support the Competition in its endeavours. For example, you may choose to become a supporter by providing donations of products, professional services, gifting, or other value-in-kind options. You may also wish to provide volunteer assistance in our office or at events.

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2014 Finals Concert Programme


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2014 IFAC Australian Singing Competition - Isabella Moore

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2014 Finals Concert performance

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