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.
“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.”