2019 Fanfare Winners Announced!

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Fanfare Competition. Following the judging last week the final eight are:

2019 Fanfare Competition Winners (in no particular order):

Jasmine Lai [Age 12], Vic, Coronation Fanfare
Sebastian Lingane [Age 17], Qld, The Beginnings of a Journey
Finn Clarke [Age 20], Tas, Epiphany
James Brew [Age 12], NSW, Jubilation
Audrey Ormella [Age 16], NSW, The Colour of Potential
Yuzhi Wang [Age 14], NSW, Momentum Fanfare
Daniel Duque [Age 19], ACT, Fanfare Horizon
Claire Houghton [Age 18], NSW, Excuse Me!

The judging panel for 2019 were Lyle Chan (Artology), Colin Cornish (Australian Youth Orchestra), Eliza McCracken (Australian Youth Orchestra), Brendan Ross (Queensland Performing Arts Centre), Nicholas Vines (Artology Mentor Composer), Amy Bennett (Arts Centre Melbourne) and Hilary Kleinig (Adelaide Festival Centre representative). They wish to congratulate a number of composers who also ranked very highly.

Highly Commended Works:

Adriel Sukumar, Phillip Cullen, Hannah Hunt, Jack Stacey, Lachlan Moulds, Seamus Field, Thomas Crosbie-Bennett, Andrew Udal, Mariahna Mastro, Finn Brunning, Thomas Fernando, Arthur Sun, Liam McGuinness, Annabel Jeffery, Oliver Dostal, Owen McBurney, Asher Howes, Banjo Hennessy, Matthew Cornwall, Justin Sheng, Ray Lin, Willian Dooley, Noah van der Meer


Artology is holding a workshop session on Saturday 20 July for anyone whose submission was not selected this year. Come along … you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your music with our mentor composers Nicholas Vines and Lyle Chan. If you live outside of the Sydney CBD you can attend via Skype.


Date: Saturday 20 July, 10am-2pm
Suite 302, Level 3, 135 Macquarie St, Sydney
To reserve a place: Email: info@leonh202.sg-host.com or Phone: 02 8007 7322



Callum O’Reilly was announced as the recipient of the 2019 Fine Music 102.5 and Willoughby Symphony Young Composer Award, which comes with a prize purse of $5000. The 22-year-old from Western Australia will also see his Winter Suite for Solo Trumpet and Orchestra premiered by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra & broadcast by Fine Music 102.5. O’Reilly beat 18 composers to take home the top prize. Read the full article…

He also participated in our 2016 Fanfare program. Good Luck Callum!


Naarah Barnes participated in our WotOpera programs and has recently been awarded the OSSA Music Performance Prize! Naarah is a young Aboriginal singer and performer in her final year at the UTAS Conservatorium. Her passion for music lies within her cultural tradition of storytelling and the magic of both watching and creating live performances The OSSA is awarded to students pursuing excellence in musical performance. The winner receives a cash prize, along with the underwriting of costs for a state-wide tour. Good Luck Naarah!


AYO has a reputation for being one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young, pre-professional musicians. Training pathways have been created to nurture the musical development of Australia’s finest young instrumentalists across metropolitan and regional Australia: from the emerging, gifted, school-aged student, to those on the verge of a professional career. AYO presents tailored training and performance programs each year for aspiring musicians, composers, arts administrators and music journalists aged 12 to 30. Applications are open until 28 June! …Find out more.

Red Room Poetry Object

Red Room Poetry Object is Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition for young people, with over $10,000 in prizes to be won! Poetry Object ignites imaginations by inviting young writers (Years 3-10) and their teachers to create poems inspired by treasured, curious or talismanic objects.

Submissions close:

Friday 27 September (5pm AEST)

…Find out more.

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