2018 Competition


Prizes sponsored by Ishiyama Foundation

1st – Naomi Flatman, Brisbane
2nd – Kate Amos, Melbourne
3rd – Rebecca Cassidy, Brisbane


Most Promising Vocalist – Rev Norton Challenor Award & Perpetual Trophy sponsored by Mrs Mary Paola  – Alison Paris

Audience Choice Award sponsored by Susan Grinsell Singing Studio – Rebecca Cassidy



Jorgensen Tutoring & Music School Prizes 

1st – Sze Pui Li, Hong Kong
2nd – Liliana Izyk, Lubin, Poland
3rd – Bianca Bacchiella, Ingham

Highly Commended –  Alison Paris, Brisbane


Arties Music Encouragement Award 20 years and under 

Charlotte Wright, Cairns
Jacalyn Adcock, Townsville


1st – Townsville City Council Prize
plus John Hopkins Performance Fellowship Value $1000+ plus Barrier Reef Orchestra Partnership
Yebin Yoo, Melbourne – Violin

2nd – Dr Bill Williams OBE Memorial Prize sponsored by TCC and Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition
Victor Dai, Sydney – Piano  &  Michael Li, Melbourne – Piano

3rd $1000
(no award)

Finalists – Crystal Smith, Tomewin – Piano  &  Raechel Suh, Brisbane – Violoncello

SPECIAL AWARDS – No age or geographic restrictions for the awards below.

Most Outstanding Musician from Nth Qld Joy Rutledge Award sponsored by Mrs Dinie Gaemers
Andrew Fong, Townsville – Clarinet

Most Promising Pianist Frank Carroll Memorial Award sponsored by Anne Brook and Alan Stephenson
Crystal Smith, Tomewin – Piano

Most Promising Strings AUSTA (Nth Qld Branch) Award
Raechel Suh, Brisbane – Violoncello

Most Promising Brass or Woodwind Award sponsored by Arthur Florence MusicAid
Rosemarry Yang, Melbourne – French Horn

Audience Choice sponsored by TripleT Classic Music Team
Yebin Yoo, Melbourne – Violin



Loloma Jewellers Prizes 

1st – Jeremy Sun, Brisbane – Piano
2nd – Elizabeth Russell, Singapore – Flute
3rd – Reuben Tsang, Cairns – Piano

Highly Commended –  Cameron Smith, Melbourne | Clarinet
Highly Commended – Emma Morrison, Melbourne | Bassoon


Arties Music Encouragement Award  – Nina Fan, Gold Coast | Piano


The Townsville and District Music Teachers’ Association Prizes

1st – Jeremy Sun, Brisbane | Piano
2nd – Ingram Fan, Gold Coast | Violin
3rd – Elizabeth Russell, Singapore | Flute

Highly Commended – Emily McDonald, Townsville | Violin
Highly Commended – Michael Carroll, Townsville | Viononcello


Arties Music Development Award 20 years & under – Carolina Peserico, Padua, Italy | Flute

Youth Development Award  – Michael Carroll, Townsville | Violoncello  
(sponsored by Mrs Dinie Gaemers, Arties’ Music and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music)


The Townsville City Council Prizes  sponsored by the Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition

1st – Los Guitarristas, McCluskey Home Studio Students
2nd – St Margaret Mary’s Guitar Ensemble
3rd – Schubert Quartet Pimlico State High School & Townsville Grammar School
4th – Amadeus Quartet Pimlico State High School  & Townsville Grammar School

Highly Commended – Fantôme Quartet,  Pimlico State High School


Australian Festival of Chamber Music Junior Winterschool Award –  Schubert Quartet, Pimlico State High School & Townsville Grammar School


2018 Official Program

Instrumental Performances and Concerts

Vocal Performances and Concerts

Vocal 2018

Date:   Friday 20 July Time:   7.00pm Venue: Townsville Grammar School Music Centre, 27 Paxton Street, North Ward  Ah, the magic

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Adjudicators and Accompanists

Piers Lane AO – Instrumental Adjudicator

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. In great demand as a soloist and collaborative artist, recent highlights include performances of Busoni’s mighty piano

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Cheryl Barker AO – Vocal Adjudicator

Cheryl Barker AO has established a distinguished Operatic Career throughout the UK, Europe,USA and Australasia. She has performed for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, WelshNational Opera, Paris Opera, Nederlandse Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera,Houston

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Peter de Jager – Accompanist

Peter de Jager is a Melbourne-based Pianist, Harpsichordist, and Composer. He enjoys all forms of music, and performs music from all periods of the western classical tradition on a variety of historical instruments, as well as having some experience in

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Catherine Davis – Accompanist

Catherine Davis was educated at the Conservatorium High in Sydney and the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she won all the major piano and accompaniment prizes, culminating in the Recital Diploma. Since returning to Australia, she took up a

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Maryleigh Hand – Vocal Accompanist

Originally a language teacher, Maryleigh’s passion for music and words inspired her to become an accompanist and vocal coach. At Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium, she concentrated on vocal repertoire and technique with Nancy Thomas, studying piano with Lance Dossor. Recent highlights

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Robert Manley – Accompanist

Robert completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the University of Queensland, graduating with a University Medal in 2011. He subsequently spent two years at the Australian National Academy of Music studying the cello with Howard Penny. Robert is a

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2018 Raffle

2019 Raffle

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!” Most of her life has been divided between art practice and art teaching, enjoying the interaction between the two. As an artist she exhibits regularly with around 40 solo exhibitions to her name and participation in countless curated group shows. Craftsman House and PercTucker Gallery published books on her work. She writes reviews and essays for various art publications.She taught at the CAE, TAFE and was lecturer and later Associate Professor and program leader of Visual Arts at James Cook

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