Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2021 Fanfare Competition.

In 2021, we received over 100 entries! The judges were super impressed by the standard of compositions submitted and had a challenging time narrowing down the finalists. The quality and standard of submissions entered this year shows we are in safe hands with our future composers. In no particular order the following composers are selected to participate in the 2021 Fanfare Competition:

Australian Youth Orchestra
Recording Session: 12 September 2021, Trackdown Studios

Annika Ganesh (Age 12, St Peters, SA) Unum
Bonnie Cook (Age 20, NSW / WA) Blockbuster Fanfare
Cassie Parke (Age 21, Forest Lodge, NSW) Flare
Charlie Wells (Age 16, St Peters, SA) The Joy of the Night
Floyd Taylor (Age 15, Hobart, Tas) Arrival
Phillip Cullen (Age 20, Hornsby, NSW) Anticipation
Raphael Luxton (Age 19, Perth, WA) It’s now or never
Will Hartley-Keane (Age 16, Melbourne, Vic) …towards a fanfare-ish ending

Sydney Youth Orchestras
Concert: 19 September 2021, Verbrugghen Hall, 4pm

Abhinav Ananth (Age 14, Sydney, NSW) Assembly of the Falcons
Andrew Dharma (Age 12, Zetland, NSW) Dream of Heaven
Ashton Parris (Age 14, Thornleigh, NSW) Victorious Horses
Billie Clow (Age 18, Kurraba Point, NSW) Fanfare of light and gold
Catrin Wood (Age 19, Turramurra, NSW) Traffic Jam
Charlotte Leamon (Age 19, Roseville, NSW) Wandering Star
Heath Jelovic (Age 16, Cherrybrook, NSW) jolly little Fanfare
Johnny Yang (Age 19, Sydney, NSW) The Entrance Fanfare
Jonah Eskander (Age 19, Oyster Bay, NSW) Shimmer
Rhys Owen (Age 18, Sydney, NSW) Fairground Adventure
Sujin Kang (Age 18, Baulkham Hills, NSW) Sunrise Over the Wide Plains
Zoe Gougousidis (Age 19, St Ives, NSW) Imperial Flourish

Queensland Youth Orchestras
Concert: 29 September 2021, Old Museum, Bowen Hills

Andre Fuller (Age 17, Toowoomba Qld) Defense of H’Muuhi Citadel
Annabel Wouters (Age 13, Figtree, NSW) Fanfare
Dion Spyropoulos (Age 19, Templestowe Lower, Vic) Hair Fanfare
Emma Watson (Age 18, Cammeray, NSW) …And They Emerged Victorious
Ethan Parfoot (Age 18, Eaton Hills, Qld) Menacing Statuettes
Franz Mir Antenor Age 19, Adelaide, SA) The Bright Start to Life
Huangkai Lai (Age) 21, Acton ACT) Fanfare just for you
Jasmine Lai (Age 14, Southbank, Vic) Encore
Jennifer Gao (Age 18, Parramatta, NSW) Funfair Fanfare
Jonathan Platz (Age 13, Atherton, Qld) Proclamation
Kristopher Man (Age 16, Athelstone SA) Title Sequence
Olivia Bryant (Age 17, Brassall, Qld) AH!

The judges this year were Nicholas Vines, Lyle Chan, Chrysoulla Markoulli (Fanfare Mentor Composers); Colin Cornish, Eliza McCracken (Australian Youth Orchestra); Jenny Hodgson (Queensland Performing Arts Centre); Rachel Howley (Queensland Youth Orchestras), Brendon Ellmer (Perth Concert Hall), Christopher Lawrence (Sydney Youth Orchestras).

We wish to congratulate a number of composers who also ranked very highly.

Highly Commended:

Oran Harkin, Joshua Clift, Alexander Maltas, Finn Bradfield, Jason Luxton, Thomas Coombes, Mia Burjan, Samina Rowhani, William Dooley, Terry Tian, Damian Lam, Eason Zhang

Keep creative everyone!

Artology Team