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Leah Bryant – Committee

Leah has been very impressed with the ACVC competitions since returning to Townsville a year and half ago. Although her own involvement in music was only in her early years, she considers music an essential component of her life and is looking forward to her involvement in the committee. Leah has a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and experience

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Peter Griggs – Treasurer

. As a keen supporter of the performing arts in Townsville, Peter is looking forward to the further contribution he can make to the music community as a committee member and Treasurer of ACVC.  Since his retirement from Ergon where he worked for almost 40 years as an engineer, Peter has volunteered as a driver for the annual Australian Festival

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Kurt Rehbein – Committee

Councillor Kurt Rehbein represents Division 7 on the Townsville City Council. Born in Townsville and raised in Ayr, Kurt’s background includes working five years for the RAAF and ten years with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. He is a lover of music and he currently plays in a local well known Guitar Orchestra. He is proud to be associated

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2016 Winners with Barrier Reef Orchestra

The dates are set for our 2016 instrumental and vocal winners to perform with the Barrier Reef Orchestra as part of their prize.  James Dong, Violin will be soloist on 19th August playing Beethoven, and Cassandra Wright, Soprano will be serenading us on 28th October. We will keep you up to date a little closer to the time.

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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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