Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono Wins 2023 Marianne Mathy Scholarship

On Thursday 31 August at the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood, five classical and opera singers battled it out for a suite of generous prizes & opportunities in the 2023 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition in the presence of His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, the Honourable Tony Abbott AC, and other esteemed dignitaries. The Winner was Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono, a 25-year-old tenor from New Zealand.

2023 ASC Finals Performances now on our YouTube

The 2023 ASC Finals full concert, and individual performances are now published on our YouTube channel. Relive the magic!

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The 2024 ASC Finals will be presented on 19 September

The 2024 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Finals Concert will be presented on 19 September at the Concert Hall at The Concourse in Chatswood.

The 2023 ASC Finals will be broadcast on 2MBS Fine Music Sydney

There will be another opportunity to listen to the complete ASC Finals concert! 2MBS Fine Music Sydney 102.5FM will broadcast all the performances at 1pm on 10 October.

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Congrats to the 2023 ASC Finalists!

Following the performances at the ASC Semi-Finals Concert, National Adjudicator Patrick Togher, supported by his fellow Semi-Finals Adjudicators (Prof. Deborah Cheetham-Fraillon AO, Nicole Dorigo, Amelia Farrugia, and Paul Fitzsimon) named the 2023 ASC Finalists: soprano Michaela Cadwgan (NZ), mezzo Cassandra Doyle (NSW), tenor Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimmaono (NZ), mezzo Ellena Hicks (NSW), and soprano Yvette Keong (NSW).

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'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' Trailer

'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' documentary tells the story of an amazing coloratura soprano opera singer and distinguished teacher of opera and classical singing. Having escaped Germany and migrated to Australia at the outbreak of WWII, Mathy's teaching propelled a whole generation of Australian singers to stardom. 'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' had its premiere at the 2022 Jewish International Film Festival.

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All the performances from the Finals Concert are now on our YouTube page!

Visit the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition YouTube page to relive the performances. Our videos have been viewed over 1.75 million times, it is a great catalogue of significant repertoire and celebrated performers.

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The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition is one of the richest in terms of financial and career opportunities available to recipients.

"I wholeheartedly support the Australian Singing Competition, a wonderful launching pad for young classical singers." -Richard Bonynge AC AO CBE