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Concert Performance by 2015 Instrumental Winner

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

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Sponsor News

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

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2017 Launch

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

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Recital by Melbourne Piano Trio with Rhodri Clarke

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

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Competition Director Update

Entries closed at the start of June and there is a buzz of activity as the committee work to finalise details and schedule rehearsals. If variety truly is the spice of life then this competition may be too hot to handle. We have instrumentalists across wind, brass, strings and piano; vocalists who will be singing in Italian, English, German and

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