Date:    Tuesday 20 July
Time:    7.00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre Main Auditorium

This Gala event is the culmination of the five day competition. For the winners, thousands of dollars and multiple performance opportunities will be the rewards.

For the audience, the prize will be listening to world-class performances of astonishing beauty. This is something you will never forget.

Concert followed by suppler with finalists, entrants, adjudicators and special guests at the Civic Theatre.


Adult: $35 | Concession $32 | Member $30
School Student/Child: $15 | Tertiary Student: $15

Tickets available at Ticketshop

Featuring three finalists selected from the preliminary stage of Section 1: Open Instrumental.

Concert followed by supper with finalists, entrants, adjudicators and special guests.


1st $4000
Townsville City Council Prize provided by Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition 

1st place winner will also receive an invitation to perform as a guest soloist with the Barrier Reef Orchestra plus the John Hopkins Performance Fellowship Award (valued $1000+) involving a performance as a soloist with an Australian community orchestra.

2nd $2000 Dr Bill Williams OBE Memorial Prize
Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition

3rd $1000
Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition Prize

Special Awards

Joy Rutledge Award: Most Outstanding Musician from Nth Qld $500
sponsored by Mrs D. Gaemers

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

Most Promising String Player Award $250
sponsored by AUSTA (NQ)

Most Promising Brass/Woodwind Award $250
sponsored by Arthur Florence of MusicAid

Audience Choice Award $300
sponsored by TripleT – Classic Music Team

Thank you to our Sponsors