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.
Entries open Monday, 30 March
In addition to welcoming Linnhe Robertson as our National Adjudicator, we're also pleased to announce the internationally respected conductor Johannes Fritzsch will be leading the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) at our Finals Concert, which will be held at The Concourse Concert Hall, on Saturday 3 October.
Once again, in the same tradition of excellence that the IFAC Australian Singing Competition has delivered for over three decades, start preparing yourself for discovering the future – and experiencing some of the finest young operatic talent 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.
2014 Finals Concert performance
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