Sydney Eisteddfod

Musica Viva Chamber Music Award

Musica Viva is proud to be a partner of the Sydney Eisteddfod, acknowledged as one of the largest competitive performing arts events of its kind in the world. It attracts more than 30,000 participants and over 150,000 attendees in just under 400 events across the full spectrum of the performing arts annually. Over the years, McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod has opened new doors for hundreds of category winners and helped make their dreams a reality in Australia and abroad.

The Musica Viva Chamber Music Award is the most prestigious instrumental group award in the Sydney Eisteddfod, with prize monies exceeding $11,500.

Petrichor Sax, 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award winners

Details of the 2015 Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award:

The Award is open to chamber ensembles of three to eight players for ages 25 and under. Any combination of acoustic or amplified instruments (if appropriate to the ensemble's make-up), with or without piano and including period instruments and percussion are allowed, one instrument per part. The group must prepare one work (or movements of a work) of up to 15 minutes.

Total Prize Value Exceeds: $11,500
Winner, sponsored by The John Lamble Foundation: $7,000 and performance & professional development opportunities with Musica Viva Australia.
2nd prize, sponsored by Musica Viva Australia: $2,000
3rd prize, sponsored by Musica Viva Australia: $1,000
Finalists, sponsored by The John Lamble Foundation: $500 each

Entries have now closed, please call Tim Matthies 02 8394 6666 if you have any questions
Heats: 3 August 2015 (recording submission deadline)
Semi-final: Saturday 19 September (if required)
Final: Sunday 20 September
The Award’s conditions and application details can be found by CLICKING HERE


Current & Past winners of the Award:

2014 Petrichor Sax
2013 Morinda Trio
2012 Dumky Trio
2011 Streeton Trio
2010 Sydney Camerata
2009 Strelitzia Piano Trio
2008 Leonore String Quartet
2007 Acacia Trio
2006 Greenway String Quartet

Further information and an article on the Eisteddfod:
Where future divas and tiny dancers first tread via Sydney Morning Herald
Rousing cheers for Petrichor Sax via Sydney Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod has launched many famous Australians into illustrious careers, including soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, Steven McRae, the youngest principal of Britain’s Royal Ballet and 2009 'So You Think You Can Dance' winner Talia Fowler.