Emerging Artists Programs

***All Applications Frozen ***

“Fine Music Sydney will inevitably experience interruptions to our regular programs during the COVD-19 pandemic due to the various social distancing measures we are required to implement. Actual programming content may vary based upon many factors, including availability and a variety of situations which may arise that are beyond our control. It is with this in mind that we have made a decision to freeze all of our Emerging Artist Programs for 2020. All applications will open again in 2021. Stay tuned for more information”.

The 2019 Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award Winner is Justinn Lu!

Introducing our 2019 Young Virtuoso Award winner….Justinn Lu! As part of the award, Justinn has won $3000 cash and a performance opportunity with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

​He will also represent Fine Music at the 2019 National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award next month! Congratulations Justinn!

Congratulations to Leanne Jin, winner of the 2019 Young Virtuoso Award Audience Choice prize!

Congratulations also to Sako Dermenjian who placed 2nd and won a cash prize of $1000!

Huge thanks our other exceptionally talented finalists, Calvin Abdiel, Leanne Jin, Michelle Ryan and Anna Stephens, all of your performances were remarkable!

Young Virtuoso Award

About the Award

For over 30 years aspiring musicians and singers have competed for the Fine Music Youth Award – now known as the Young Virtuoso Award which brings with it career-boosting broadcast opportunities and cash prizes. The opportunities on offer include ongoing broadcast and performance opportunities for Alumni of YV, a valuable learning experience and excellent preparation for those aspiring to a music career.

The first prize is a performance opportunity with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra and $3000 cash. There is a second prize of $1000, a $500 State Finalist prize (excluding winners of first and second prize) and a $500 Audience Choice prize.

Finalists for this award are selected in partnership with the Sydney Eisteddfod.

Event Partner – Sydney Eisteddfod

For over eight decades Sydney Eisteddfod has been contributing to the evolving culture of the Australian nation by nurturing the performing arts at a grassroots level. Sydney Eisteddfod’s activities revolve around the presentation of the annual Sydney Eisteddfod, a competitive performing arts festival that runs from May to September and attracts around 35,000 entrants with a program of just under 350 classical and contemporary events. During this period, it provides performance opportunities for singers, dancers, actors, musicians, composers, bands, choirs and orchestras in seventeen venues across the Sydney area