Patron Acknowledgement:

As Patron of the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition, Dr Haruhisa Handa has underwritten the cost of an orchestra accompanying our Finals Concerts since 1998. Through the support of Dr Handa the Competition has matured into an internationally respected event, with Heats held across Australia, New Zealand and the UK and Finals Concerts in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide.

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Sponsor: International Foundation for Arts & Culture

International Foundation for Arts & Culture (IFAC), Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman

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Mozart Level
  • Bel Canto Summer Voice Program, Munich
  • Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center
  • Merenda Foundation
  • Nicholas Milton AM
  • Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
  • ROSL ARTS Royal Over-Seas League (UK, VIC)
Puccini Level
  • Australian Opera Awards Committee (AOAC)
  • David Harper
  • International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI
  • Israeli Opera
  • Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (SPC)
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
  • V&A Accountants and Business Advisors
  • Donna Woodhill
Verdi Level
  • Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO)
  • Steve Davidson and Sheila McKechnie
  • Fine Music 102.5
  • Christine Leaves
  • Running Bare
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Edith Cowan University
Britten Level
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Opera Australia
  • Lucienne Radzyminski
  • Diana Ritch
  • Lili Ussher
  • Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO)
  • Dashing Print
  • Gridiger Lawyers
  • Independent Theatre North Sydney
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
  • New Zealand School of Music (NZSM)
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO
  • Opera Australia (OA)
  • Opera Australia Orchestra
  • Opera Queensland (OQ)
  • Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO)
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University
  • Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (SPC)
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
  • Ussher Directions
  • Victorian College of the Arts, (VCA) University of Melbourne
  • Victorian Opera (VO)
  • West Australian Opera (WAO)
  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO)
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Edith Cowan University
  • Carey Beebe
  • Drago Cherina
  • Robert Dell'Aquila
  • Johannes Fritzsch
  • Michael Gasson
  • Lisa Gasteen AO
  • Greg Lenthen
  • Midori Miyazaki
  • Ron Overs
  • Gérard Patacca
  • Corin Powell
  • Claude Ullin
  • Judith Ward
Estates, Foundations & Trusts
Estates Foundations & Trusts
  • Haas Family Trust
  • Marianne Mathy-Frisdane Estate
  • Merenda Foundation
  • Nell Pascall Estate
  • Nelly Apt Estate
  • Tinkler Trust
Event Sponsors
Huntington Estate Wines
  • Huntington Estate Wines


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The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition is administrated by Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd (MOST®)

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