Australian Singing Competition - Adjudicators

2016 Adjudicators

Adjudication Panels 

National Adjudicator
Lyndon Terracini AM


Auckland (NZ) Sunday 3 April
Stuart Maunder AM, Robert Wiremu

Sydney (NSW) Monday 11 April, Wednesday 13 April & Friday 15 April
Anke Höppner, Ian McCahon

London (UK) Thursday 14 April
David Harper, Kate Paterson, Linnhe Robertson

Melbourne (VIC) Sunday 17 April
Antoinette Halloran, Richard Mills AM 

Perth (WA) Saturday 23 April
Alexandre Da Costa-Graveline, Burhan Guner, Patricia Price

Brisbane (QLD) Sunday 15 May
Andrew Collis, Gregory Massingham


Adjudicators Semi-Finals
Panel TBC; 


Adjudicators Finals
Panel TBC;


2016 IFAC ASC Adjudicator - Lyndon Terracini

Lyndon Terracini AM


Lyndon Terracini AM is the Artistic Director of Opera Australia, and has also enjoyed a highly successful international opera career as well as a successful career as an actor, director and writer.

Lyndon Terracini was appointed Artistic Director and CEO of the Queensland Music Festival in July 2000 and directed the 2001, 2003 and 2005 Festivals. He was appointed Artistic Director/CEO of Brisbane Festival in 2005 and Artistic Director/CEO of Major Brisbane Festivals in November 2007.

In June 1999, Lyndon Terracini was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music Theatre by Central Queensland University. In February 2000, he was awarded a Fellowship by the Music Fund of the Australia Council for the Arts. In 2001, he was awarded an Honorary D. Univ. from Southern Cross University and in July 2005 he was awarded the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Cultural leadership Award by Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF). In 2005 Lyndon Terracini was also appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and in 2007 he was awarded a D.Univ. from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

He was also a member of the International Jury for the Venice Biennale for Music and Savonlinna Opera Festival, and delivered the 2011 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address.

In 2014, Lyndon’s service to the performing arts as an opera performer, director and administrator was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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'The Mathy' has become synonymous with The Marianne Mathy Scholarship, the featured award within the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.

Hand cast in solid bronze, 'The Mathy' stands 195mm tall (230mm including its base) and weighs in at just under 1kg.

'The Mathy' limited edition Drago Marin Cherina bronze statuette was first awarded to Western Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin in 2000.

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2016: Lyndon Terracini AM

2016: Lyndon Terracini AM 

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