2022 Competition

15 - 18 July 2022 - Townsville Civic Theatre


Prizes sponsored by Ishiyama Foundation

1st – Jai-Peng Yeung, Brisbane
2nd – Jacalyn Adcock, Townsville
3rd – Amalia Safonova, Cairns


Most Promising Vocalist – Rev Norton Challenor Award & Perpetual Trophy sponsored by Mrs Mary Paola  – Amalia Safonova, Cairns

Audience Choice Award sponsored by Susan Grinsell Singing Studio – Jacalyn Adcock, Townsville


Beth Honeycombe Prize

1st – Nicole Pillhofer, Mackay
2nd – Jia-Peng Yeung, Brisbane
3rd – Amalia Safonova, Cairns

Highly Commended –  Brandon Lindsay, Townsville


Arties Music Encouragement Award 20 years and under 

Louise Whittaker, Townsville
Amalia Safonova, Cairns


1st – Townsville City Council Prize
plus John Hopkins Performance Fellowship Value $1000+ plus Barrier Reef Orchestra Partnership
Jeremy Sun, Brisbane – Piano

2nd – Dr Bill Williams OBE Memorial Prize sponsored by TCC and Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition
Raistlin Chan, Melbourne – Violin

3rd $1000
Josephine Daniel, Brisbane – Clarinet



Most Outstanding Musician from Nth Qld Joy Rutledge Award sponsored by Mrs Dinie Gaemers
Luke Carroll, Townsville – Violoncello/Flute

Most Promising Pianist Frank Carroll Memorial Award sponsored by Anne Brook and Alan Stephenson
Reuben Tsang, Cairns

Most Promising Strings AUSTA (Nth Qld Branch) Award
Robert Smith, Brisbane – Violin

Most Promising Brass or Woodwind Award sponsored by Arthur Florence MusicAid
Sean Burke, Brisbane – Tuba

Audience Choice sponsored by TripleT Classic Music Team
Jeremy Sun, Brisbane – Piano

Youth Development Award sponsored by Mrs Dinie Gaemers & Arties Music

Bridget Wegner, Townsville – Viola



Loloma Jewellers Prizes 

1st – Ev Ramadam, Brisbane | Flute
2nd – Ivy Han, Brisbane |Cello
3rd – Ying Cheung Yuen, Brisbane | Piano


Arties Music Encouragement Award – Adrian Walker, Brisbane | Piano


The Townsville and District Music Teachers’ Association Prizes

1st – Ivy Han, Brisbane | Cello
2nd – Raistlin Chan, Melbourne | Violin
3rd – Manling Sun, Brisbane | Piano


Arties Music Development Award 20 years & under – Martin Sun, Brisbane | Piano

Youth Development Award awarded in Open Instrumental Section for 2022


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

1st – Townsville Grammar School Wind Trio
2nd – The Cathedral School Saxophone Quartet
3rd – The Cathedral School String Quartet
4th – The Cathedral School Flute Bellissimo

Highly Commended – Blue Brass, Pimlico State High School

Adjudicators and Accompanists

Dr Edward Neeman – Instrumental Adjudicator

Edward Neeman holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Australian National University, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, an Artist Diploma from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree

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Christina Wilson – Vocal Adjudicator

Winner of the prestigious Marianne Mathy Award (The Australian Singing Competition), and prize winning graduate of the Canberra School of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and the National Opera Studio, London, mezzosoprano Christina Wilson has appeared in

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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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Crystal Smith – Accompanist

Crystal Smith is an emerging young musician based on the Gold Coast. She enjoys working with other musicians of every age and skill level, whether as an educator or performer. She has performed in various capacities, from working with students

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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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