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Townsville, North Queensland

1st Place Open Instrumental and Open Vocal 2018

Adjudicators and Accompanists

Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AO – Instrumental Adjudicator

Larry Sitsky was born in Tianjin (formerly Tientsin), China, of Russian-Jewish émigré parents. His first studies at university were in engineering, at his parents’ insistence. This was not successful and he convinced his parents to allow him to pursue his passion, music. Sitsky has always performed as well as composed,

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Merlyn Quaife AM – Vocal Adjudicator

Merlyn performs opera, oratorio, Lieder, chamber music and contemporary music to great acclaim throughout Australia and Europe. She has also performed as soloist with the Singapore Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Voronesz Philharmonic in Russia. She has appeared with all the State Opera Companies and performed with all the

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