Young Virtuoso Awards 2023

The 2023 5mbs Young Virtuoso Awards

When: 2:30, Sunday afternoon 22nd October.
Where: St John’s Anglican Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide.

As the event will be live-streamed from 2:30, please ensure that you’re seated by 2:15pm.

The Young Virtuoso Awards program is part of the commitment of community radio station 5mbs to the development of live music and musicians in Adelaide.

Eight contestants are chosen from the best of the Adelaide Eisteddfod finalists, who then perform in a formal concert setting for prizes in four categories: piano, string, wind and voice.

The overall winner of the Young Virtuoso Awards is chosen from the winners of each section.

Through this program, 5mbs encourages young South Australian musicians in their development as budding professionals, in their artistic development and in helping them to reach for the pinnacle of their abilities.

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Many thanks to  Nicholas Braithwaite, Conductor Laureate of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, who will be presenting the prizes to the winners.

The 2023 finalists:

Jenny Su
Shawn Hui

Phillipa McAuliffe
Tim Tran

James Skelton
Alexander Byrne

Callum McGing
Millicent Brake

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National Award

An overall winner will be selected from the winners of each section and will be eligable to take part in the National final competition.

Sponsor an award!

If you wish to sponsor a prize, please email the manager at 5mbs. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on the website and our Facebook and Instagram accounts, unless you wish to remain anonymous. If you have a business which you wish to have named as the sponsor, your business logo with a link to your website will be used.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductable. Donate here (choose the option “Make a one-off donation” from the list). All donations are helpful, as the event has other costs than the prize money! Thank you for your support.

2023 prizes:

Four Section prizes of $750 each
Overall winner of $2,000

Current Sponsors:

Anonymous donor: Overall winner prize

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” Plato

“The only truth is music.” Jack Kerouac

Winners of the SA YVA

The winners will be announced here at the conclusion of the event.

Adjudicators for 2023

Pelham Andrews (bass) – Voice.

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Stephen King (viola) – Strings

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Dean Newcomb (clarinet) – Wind

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Michael Ierace – Piano

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National YVA Finals

The 2023 National finals will be held in Brisbane at 2pm on Friday 17th November in the 4MBS Performance Studio,  384 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo  Q 4151



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