Australian Music Foundation

2015 marked the 40th Anniversary of the founding of The Australian Music Foundation in 1975. The AMF 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 recently made her debut with WNO as Musetta in La Bohème. Other distinguished Alumni include baritone Peter Coleman-Wright, pianist Jayson Gillham and guitarist Craig Ogden.    

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Applications for 2017 are now closed

To read about how to apply for an AMF Award next year, please click on the 'Apply for an Award' button on the top right of this homepage.

AMF Winners at Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition 2017

Congratulations to AMF Alumna, violinist Emily Sun, who has won First Prize, and current awardee, cellist Waynne Kwon, who has won the Finalist Prize at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition on 8 April 2017.   

Emily Sun

Emily Sun

Waynne Kwon

Waynne Kwon

      Please CLICK HERE make a Donation to help more young Australians study overseas.  

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Australian Charity Art Auction

Australia House, 28 February 2017   

AMF Trustee Linnhe Robertson, piano, 2016 Awardee Jade Moffat, mezzo-soprano, and 2015 Awardee Lauren Fagan, soprano, take a curtain call after their performance of Delibes' Flower Duet from Lakmé at the  Australian Charity Art Auction at Australia House

AMF Trustee Linnhe Robertson, piano, 2016 Awardee Jade Moffat, mezzo-soprano, and 2015 Awardee Lauren Fagan, soprano, take a curtain call after their performance of Delibes' Flower Duet from Lakmé at the  Australian Charity Art Auction at Australia House

AMF Chairman Yvonne Kenny AM and Trustee Dennis Muirhead at the auction

AMF Chairman Yvonne Kenny AM and Trustee Dennis Muirhead at the auction

Many thanks to Michael Whalley, Karen Goldie-Morrison and all who helped to make the Australian Charity Art Auction such  a wonderful success. More than 60 Australian artworks were auctioned by a Christie’s auctioneer at Australia House in aid of a number of much loved UK-based charities with Australian connections, including the AMF. We are most grateful to Michael Whalley for this generous and inspiring initiative, and to all who donated artworks for the auction. Several AMF musicians performed in a short concert to showcase the wonderful Australian talent being supported by the auction. AMF Alumna, soprano Lauren Fagan and current Awardees, pianist James Guan and mezzo-soprano Jade Moffat were accompanied by AMF Trustee, Linnhe Robertson. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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