Don't miss your chance to be in the audience for the Young Performers Awards concerts!

16 July: Day 1 of the YPA Semi-Finals at the City Recital Hall
Tickets to Anna Da Silva Chen and Stefanie Farrands Recital (12pm): Click here
Tickets to Robbin Reza and Tony Lee Recital (4pm): Click here
Tickets to Emily Sun and Victoria Wong Recital (7pm): Click here

17 July: Day 2 of the YPA Semi-Finals at City Recital Hall
Tickets to Andrey Lebedev and Oliver Shermacher Recital (12pm): Click here
Tickets to Benett Tsai and Waynne Kwon Recital (4pm): Click here
Tickets to Riley Skevington and Shuan Hern Lee Recital (7pm): Click here

16-17 July: YPA Semi-Finals Day Passes and 2 Day Pass
Day One Pass (three recitals): Click here
Day Two Pass (three recitals): Click here
Two Day Pass (all 6 recitals): Click here

24 July: YPA Finals Concert at Sydney Opera House
See the 3 Finalists compete to be named Young Performer of the Year. Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Dr Nicholas Milton AM, will accompany the Finalist: Click here

Australia's premier national young artist development programme.

The ABC Young Performers Awards (YPA) has long been regarded as Australia’s premier national artist development programme for young Australian musicians, instrumentalists and performing artists. Throughout its history the YPA has been renowned for its ability to identify and nurture talented young Australian musicians. The musician who claims the title of Young Performer of the Year will have proved themselves outstanding in all areas of musical performance, demonstrating high technical proficiency, an understanding of the repertoire and an appreciation of musical style.

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Entries for the 2018 Young Performers Awards is now closed. We will be accepting application for the next YPA in November 2019

YPA since 1944: ABC and Symphony Australia

Since its inception in 1944, and over its 72-year history the YPA has been presented in many formats. For nearly 20 years Symphony Australia has presented the YPA in collaboration with the national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

MOST® has been involved with the YPA since 2001 when MOST® was appointed to manage the Vocal Segment of the Instrumental and Vocal Competition (the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards). In April 2016, Symphony Services International (Symphony Australia) selected MOST® to take carriage of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards (YPA). The ABC will be the Broadcast & Media Partner promoting the next generation of Australia’s best musicians, instrumentalists and performing artists.






YPA and MOST®

With a long history in developing and managing programmes in the the classical music arena, MOST® looks forward presenting this prestigious artist development programme and competition. The ongoing partnerships with the ABC and ABC Classic FM will ensure the continuing promotion and development of the next generation of Australia’s best musical talent.

“We know MOST® will do a great job in ensuring that the ABC

ABC Classic FM Manager, Richard Buckham.

YPA programme in development for 2018

MOST® currently plans to present the YPA biennially. An Advisory Committee has been established to develop a new model for the YPA to continue to meet the needs of artists, relevant professional communities and the general public.

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