Australian Music Foundation

The Australian Music Foundation is a charitable organisation which aims to promote and celebrate Australian musical life, by offering scholarships, performing opportunities and mentoring to young musicians who wish to pursue their post-graduate studies overseas. 2015 awardee, violinist Emily Sun, won the 2016 Royal Overseas League Gold Medal and soprano Lauren Fagan has recently appeared with WNO as Musetta in La Bohème and Opera Holland Park as Violetta in La Traviata. Other distinguished Alumni include baritone Peter Coleman-Wright, pianist Jayson Gillham and guitarist Craig Ogden.

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AMF Alumna violinist Emily Sun wins the 2018 ABC Young Performers Award

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Many congratulations to violinist Emily Sun (pictured), former AMF Guy Parsons and Nora Goodridge Awardee, who won the 2018 ABC Young Performers  Award in the Finals at the Sydney Opera House on 14th July. Emily’s prize included $105,000 in cash, numerous professional engagements and the ABC Classic FM Artist in Residence Prize

Four recent AMF Awardees took part in the semi-finals of the ABC Young Performers Award in Sydney on16th and17th July: Waynne Kwon, cello (current AMF Guy Parsons Awardee), Andrey Lebedev, guitar, Emily Sun, violin and Victoria Wong, violin. Read the full story in the Limelight Magazine article below.…/violinist-emily-sun…/

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New AMF Patron in the UK announced

The AMF is honoured and delighted to announce that His Excellency the Hon George Brandis QC, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, has accepted Chairman Yvonne Kenny's invitation to become AMF Patron in the UK. We wish him well during his tenure at Australia House and hope to see him at one of our musical events in the near future.


Finals of the 2018 AMF Awards

The Finals of the AMF Awards will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, 14th October, in the Duke's Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Following first round auditions in April, fifteen Finalists have been selected to perform live before a panel of distinguished judges and an invited audience. We are delighted to announce the names of the Finalists:

·  Damian Arnold - tenor - GSMD - Artist Masters, Opera

·  Samantha Clarke - soprano - GSMD - Artist Diploma, Opera

·  Courtenay Cleary - violin - Juilliard School - M Mus

·  Rohan Dasika - double bass - Frankfurt - M Mus

·  Zoe Drummond - soprano - GSMD - Artist Masters, Opera

·  Phoebe Gardner - violin -  Juilliard School - B Mus

·  Amy Huang - violin - RCM - B Mus

·  Oscar Jiang - piano - Juilliard School - B Mus

·  Waynne Kwon - cello - RNCM - M Mus

·  Robbin Reza - piano - Cologne - M Mus

·  Rachel Siu - cello - Juilliard School - B Mus

·  David Soo - piano - GSMD - Artist Diploma

·  Shakira Tsindos - mezzo-soprano - GSMD - M Mus

·  Victoria Wong - violin - Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler, Berlin - B Mus

·  Edith Yam - organ - Eastman School, Rochester, NY - Doctorate

If you would like to attend the finals to watch their performances, please join our mailing list and you will be sent an invitation in due course.


AMF attend HRH the Prince of Wales's 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration
at Buckingham palace

 L to R: Prof Peter Tregear (Chair AMF Australia Foundation), AMF donor Dr Ida Lichter, Yvonne Kenny AM (Chair AMF UK), AMF donor Mrs Nora Goodridge, AMF Trustee James Pitman

L to R: Prof Peter Tregear (Chair AMF Australia Foundation), AMF donor Dr Ida Lichter, Yvonne Kenny AM (Chair AMF UK), AMF donor Mrs Nora Goodridge, AMF Trustee James Pitman

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