The following prizes shall be awarded at the Competition:
Awarded to either the winning ensemble from the string quartet division or the winning ensemble from the piano trio division:
- $30,000 cash
- Performance engagement/s in Australia arranged by Musica Viva
- Career-enhancing professional development support
|String Quartet Division
|First Prize||$30,000 cash|
|Second Prize||$20,000 cash|
|Third Prize||$10,000 cash|
|Best performance of the Commissioned work||$4,000 cash|
|Audience Prize||$8,000 cash|
|Piano Trio Division
|First Prize||$22,500 cash|
|Second Prize||$15,000 cash|
|Third Prize||$7,500 cash|
|Best performance of the Commissioned work||$3,000 cash|
|Audience Prize||$6,000 cash|
All prize money will be paid in Australian dollars. Prize money may be subject to deduction of tax under Australian law, and accordingly each Competitor should obtain his or her own tax advice. All fees and/or prize monies are payable to prize winners without deduction for artist management.
The jury may in its absolute discretion, and only in exceptional circumstances, withhold making any award in any category.
All prizes will be announced on Sunday 10 July 2022, at the conclusion of the Final Round of the Competition.
As a condition of entry to the Competition all prize winners are required to undertake all of their corresponding prize engagements. Any failure to do so may, at the absolute discretion of Musica Viva Australia, result in forfeiture of the prize winner’s claim to prizes, awards and prize engagements. Accordingly, it is a further condition of entry to the Competition that all Competitors must be prepared to extend their stay in Australia to depart not earlier than the evening of Wednesday 13 July 2022 to enable them to undertake corresponding prize engagements should they be prize winners.
Should Competitors be engaged by Musica Viva Australia in any MICMC prize-related tour or performance beyond 2022 this/these will be subject to a separate contract to be negotiated nearer to the time of the tour/performance.