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.


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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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