In 2014 we formally welcomed Dr Haruhisa Handa as Patron of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, gratefully acknowledging his ongoing sponsorship and support both personally and as Chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC).
Dr Handa is of course well-known to Australian lovers of opera through his generous support of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (HOSH) .
Linnhe Robertson is currently the Artistic and Research Consultant for Opera & Voice at the Guildhall School of Music & Drame and also coaches the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Highly regarded in the international operatic community, Linnhe has worked extensively in the major music centres throughout the world as a vocal coach, repetiteur, accompanist and harpsichordist.
The Competition welcomes her as our National Adjudicator for 2015, and look forward to her participation in the months ahead.
Damian Arnold, 23, Tenor, NSW
Anastasia Bickel, 24, Mezzo Soprano, QLD
Rebecca Gulinello, 24, Soprano, VIC
Annika Hinrichs, 20, Soprano, QLD
Phoebe-Celeste Humphreys, 25, Soprano, NSW
Jeremy Kleeman, 24, Bass Baritone, VIC
Tabatha McFadyen, 24, Soprano, NSW
Katherine McIndoe, 21, Soprano, NZ
Maximilian Riebl, 23, Countertenor, VIC
Benson Wilson, 24, Baritone, NZ
2015 FINALS CONCERT
Saturday 3 October, 7.00pm
The Course Chatswood
2015 SEMI-FINALS CONCERT
Sunday 30 August, 4.30pm
Independent Theatre, North Sydney
Tickets available now.
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In addition to welcoming Linnhe Robertson as our National Adjudicator, we are pleased to announce the internationally respected Maestro Johannes Fritzsch will be conducting the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) at our Finals Concert, which will be held at The Concourse Concert Hall, on Saturday 3 October. It's your chance to hear 5 young Finalists compete for over A$200,000 in prizes and career opportunities, including the prestigious Marianne Mathy Scholarship.
This year's Semi-Finals Concert will be held at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney – where 10 Semi-Finalists, selected from heats held in the UK, NZ and across Australia will compete to be selected as a Finalist.
In 2015, the MasterClass will be held at the Opera Centre, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW at 1.00pm on Monday 31 August 2015. Admission Free.
Once again, each of these events is presented in the same tradition of excellence that the IFAC Australian Singing Competition has delivered for over three decades. Join us to glimpse the future of the art form and prepare to experience some of the finest young operatic talents in the world.
We're delighted to announce a new prize in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition – the AOAC Judith Ward Lieder Scholarship.
The Australian Opera Awards Committee (AOAC) and their committee member Judith Ward, have had a long relationship with the IFAC ASC. their generous prize will assist one young singer to pursue their passion for lieder. In association with this prize, maestro Johannes Fritzsch will provide coaching in German language and in lieder technique.
Art Form. Tradition. Future...
For the first time, the Finals Concert will be held at the Concert Hall, The Concourse Chatswood.
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