The Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition offers a unique opportunity for emerging musicians to be stimulated and extended. Held annually in Townsville it attracts musicians from around the world to perform works from concerto and opera repertoire in sections for vocal, instrumental, and school ensembles.

It’s prestige as a national event is now well established with many of our Open instrumentalists being finalists and winners of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.

 The Competition adjudicators are recognised both nationally and internationally for their expertise and interest in encouraging musical development.

ENTRIES for 2020 opening January 2020

2019 Competition Cancelled

The Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition committee regrets to announce that this year’s competition has been cancelled.

The Townsville City Council has advised that the Townsville Civic Theatre, the C2 space and the performance pianos needed for the competition, will not be available for use as a result of water damage following the recent Townsville floods.

The Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition provides talented, national and international instrumental musicians with an opportunity to perform a full concerto and vocalists to present vocal repertoire from opera and oratorio requiring equivalent musical expertise. All performances receive a critique by internationally recognized adjudicators.

Whilst the cancellation of the 2019 competition will be a big disappointment to many, be aware that work has already begun on preparing for the 2020 competition (17-21 July).

In 2020 we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of what has become a prestigious national competition with international entrants.

Cris Dall’Osto

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2019 Raffle

Tickets for the 2019 Raffle are still on sale from Loloma Jewellers and from ACVC Committee members.  The raffle will be drawn later this year at an event to be announced. 

Many thanks to artist Anneke Silver for donating this artwork

Alligator and Crocodile Creek – study, water colour on paper 
20 x 37cm

Many thanks to artist Anneke Silver for donating this artwork “Alligator and Crocodile Creek” – studyAnneke Silverwater colour on paper20 x 37 cm   Artist Anneke Silver just loves the tropical North as subject and as a place to live! Concentrating in the last few years on the grand natural environment, she produced several series of the land from the air. She has spent a lot of time flying over Queensland in workshops for Flying Arts. “The true shapes and dynamics are so clearly visible from above, the shapes of rivers and the rhythmic connections between the dotted rows of trees or the grouped patterns they form; always perfectly related it seems, until humans step in and mess it up!”

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