2016 Results and Gallery

Many thanks to our official photographer Cam Leitch and his assistant Sue Leitch who have volunteered their time for the duration of the competition to bring you these photographs. Click on any image in the Sections Grid below to scroll through individual entrant photographs.

Click this image to the left to take you to a dropbox folder of all photographs. You can download photos from this folder.


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Section 4 – Vocal
sponsored by Jorgensen School of Music & Tutoring – 1st $500 | $2nd $300 | 3rd $200

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1st,Cassandra Wright (Vocal – Brisbane)
2nd,Mikayla Tate (Vocal – Sydney)
3rd,Bianca Bacchiella (Vocal – Townsville)

Special Awards:
Arties’ Music Encouragement Award $50

Jacalyn Adcock (Vocal – Townsville)
Krishna Patel (Vocal – Townsville)

Section 5 – Young Performer Soloists
Townsville & District Music Teachers Association Prize – 1st $100 | 2nd $75 | 3rd $50

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Place, Performer
1st,Yena Gook (Violoncello – Brisbane)
2nd,Reuben Tsang (Piano – Cairns)
3rd,Michael Carroll (Violoncello – Townsville)
Highly Commended,Olivia Adcock (Double Bass – Townsville)
Highly Commended, Venus Yu (Violin – Melbourne)

Special Award:
Youth Development Award sponsored by Mrs Dinie Gaemers, Arties Music and Australian Festival of Chamber Music $400+

Jasmine Lee (Violin – Townsville)

Arties’ Music Encouragement Award $50

Marisa Renjia Lee (Violin – Singapore)

Section 6 – School Ensembles
Townsville City Council Prize – 1st $400 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $200 | 4th $100

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Place, Performer
1st,Orpheus Secondo (Townsville)
2nd,Pimlico Saxophone Quartet (Townsville)
3rd,Pimlico Saxophone Trio (Townsville)
4th,St. Margaret Mary’s Guitar Ensemble (Townsville)
Highly Commended,Bravura Flute Ensemble (Townsville)
Highly Commended,Blue Brass (Townsville)
Highly Commended,Orpheus Primo (Townsville)


Section 3 – Piano & Instrumental
Loloma Jewellers Prize – 1st $500 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $200

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Place, Performer
1st,Zac Wang (Piano – Melbourne)
2nd,Nicholas Kennedy (Piano – Sydney)
Equal 2nd,Nicholas Kennedy (Cello – Sydney)
3rd,Emma Morrison (Bassoon – Melbourne)
Equal 3rd,Stephanie Smith (Piano – Townsville)
Highly Commended,Linda Jean Gilbert (Violin – Taree)

Special Award:
Arties’ Music Encouragement Award $50

Venus Yu (Violin – Melbourne)

Section 2 – Open Vocal
sponsored by NQ Employment – 1st $1500 | 2nd $1000 | 3rd $500

Place, Performer
1st,Cassandra Wright (Vocal – Brisbane)
2nd, Christina The (Vocal – Perth)
3rd, Bianca Bacchiella (Vocal – Townsville)

Special Award:
Audience Choice Award sponsored by Susan Grinsell Singing Studio $300

Cassandra Wright (Vocal – Brisbane)

Rev. Norton Challenor Award for the Most Promising Vocalist

Mikayla Tate (Vocal – Sydney)

Section 1 – Open Instrumental

1st Prize – sponsored by Townsville City Council $4000
winner also receives the John Hopkins Performance Fellowship Award – Value $1000+
2nd Prize – sponsored jointly by Townsville City Council & Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition -Dr Bill Williams OBE Memorial Prize $2000
3rd Prize – sponsored by Parry NQ $1000

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Place, Performer
1st,James Dong (Violin – Sydney)
2nd,Jack Bailey (Violoncello – Scone/UK)
3rd,Yebin Yoo (Violin – Melbourne)

Special Awards:
Most Promising String Player sponsored by AUSTA (NQ) $250

Tiffany Cheng (Violin – Melbourne)

Most Promising Musician from Nth Qld ‘Joy Rutledge Award’ sponsored by Dinie Gaemers $500

Andrew Fong (Clarinet – Townsville)

Most Promising Pianist ‘Frank Carroll Memorial Award’ sponsored by Anne Brook and Alan Stephenson $250

Nicholas Kennedy (Piano – Sydney)

Most Promising Brass/Woodwind Award sponsored by Angeline Bourne Woodwind & Brass $250

Anna Maree Coe (Flute – Brisbane)

Audience Choice Award sponsored by tripleT Classic Music Team $300

Yebin Yoo (Violin – Melbourne)

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