An Artology, Sydney Opera House, Australian Youth Orchestra and ATYP Project
Can you create an attention-grabbing 30 second piece of music? Are you aged between 12 – 21 years?
If you are interested in writing music then enter the Fanfare Competition and fill the Sydney Opera House with your music. You will work with the Australian Youth Orchestra, a leading conductor and renowned Australian composer, Nicholas Vines!
The competition is open to Australians aged 12 to 21 years to write a short 30 second attention-grabbing piece of music. Selected by a judging panel, 8 young artists will work with Nicholas Vines renowned Australian composer, the Australian Youth Orchestra and a leading conductor to refine their compositions. The works are pre-recorded and then played as the ‘cue bell’ for audiences to take their seats at the Sydney Opera House. Each month a different Fanfare will be played. Let your imagination run wild!
Age limit: 12 – 21 years of age
2015 Fanfare Competition now closed.
The winners of this year’s competition are:
Hamish Ander (Age 19), VIC
Sam Weller (Age 17), NSW
Elise Bergman (Age 13), VIC
Glenn Bussey (Age 19), VIC
Jordan Halaseh (Age 17), VIC
Cordelia Olivia To (Age 20), ACT
Alexander Voltz (Age 16), QLD
Alexander Lau (Age 14), NSW
ATYP’s contribution to the Fanfare Competition sees one lucky young composer receive 6 months’ worth of mentoring in sound design and the opportunity to write the score for ATYP’s 2015 production, The Trolleys. Working alongside one of the industry’s leading experts in the field, their music would be professionally recorded and used for each performance of the season, with the winner also receiving a $1,000 cash prize and will be selected by the judging committee.
Listen to the 2014 winning Fanfares HERE
2014 Fanfare winners and Nicholas Vines. Photo by Bridget Elliot.
The Fanfare competition sees the traditional Sydney Opera House cue bells replaced by 30 second fanfares composed by some of Australia’s most talented young musicians aged 12 to 21. The concept was created by London’s Royal Opera House in 2009 and has been brought to Australia by Artology in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Australian Youth Orchestra. The fanfares from the 2015 competition were previewed in March 2015 and will run at the Sydney Opera House until January 2016. If you are visiting the Sydney Opera House you will hear:
Lachlan Penninkilamp: 4 March – 27 April
Marcus Milton: 28 April – 2 June
Paris Francis: 3 June – 8 July
Josh Belperio: 9 July – 18 August
Alexander Unikowski: 19 August – 29 September
Luca Warburton: 30 September – 10 November
John Rotar: 11 November – 30 December
Yilan Yu: 31 December – 31 January