Welcome Australian Festival of Chamber Music patrons, and thank you for visiting our website. Did you know that the Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition has been held in Townsville since 1980, now an annual event attracting competitors from all over Australia and internationally. It is held at the Townsville Civic Theatre over five days in late July, just before the
The dates are set for our 2016 instrumental and vocal winners to perform with the Barrier Reef Orchestra as part of their prize. James Dong, Violin will be soloist on 19th August playing Beethoven, and Cassandra Wright, Soprano will be serenading us on 28th October. We will keep you up to date a little closer to the time.
Pianist Arthur Athan, the 2015 ACVC Open Instrumental Winner, also received the John Hopkins Performance Fellowship Award which gave him the opportunity to play with the Barrier Reef Orchestra and one other orchestra in Australia. His concert with the Barrier Reef Orchestra was held in July 2016; next month he will perform the Piano Concerto No2 by Rachmaninoff with the
The late Mr George Ishiyama founded the Ishiyama Foundation based in San Fransisco, USA. Mr Ishiyama had business interests in Australia from the 1960s until his passing in 2003. He contributed substantial funds to the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition before 2003. On behalf of the ACVC committee, President Cris Dall’Osto sought sponsorship from the trustees of the Ishiyama Foundation
The 2017 Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition (ACVC) was launched by Townsville Mayor Cr Jenny Hill at a special event at the Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, Townsville, on March 1st. President of the ACVC, Mr Cris Dall’Osto welcomed and thanked those invited guests who were in attendance and gave particular thanks to the Townsville City Council for its continuing support
Don’t miss this chance to see one of our favourite accompanists, Rhodri Clarke in concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, Wednesday 28th September, 6pm. Melbourne Piano Trio is united once more for a special 1 hour recital at Melbourne Recital Centre Salon where Holly, Chris and Rhodri will perform two passionate Russian piano trios by Rachmaninoff and Arensky. They will be