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, recently won the Royal Overseas League Gold Medal and soprano Lauren Fagan is shortly to make her debut with WNO as Musetta in La Bohème. Other distinguished Alumni include baritone Peter Coleman-Wright, pianist Jason Gilliam and guitarist Craig Ogden.    For AMF News, please see below.

Applications for 2017 will open on Monday 10 April and close on Monday 8 May. To read about how to apply for an AMF Award, please click on the 'Apply for an Award' button on the top right of this homepage.

Australian Charity Art Auction

Australia House, 28 February 2017   

 The AMF is delighted to be supporting this event at which more than 50 Australian artworks will be auctioned in aid of a number of much loved and very worthwhile UK-based charities with Australian connections, including the Australian Music Foundation. There will be an on-line silent auction over the two weeks leading up to the event (starting on Wednesday 15 February) followed by a live auction conducted by a Christie’s auctioneer at the event itself. We are most grateful to Michael Whalley for this generous and inspiring initiative in support of smaller Australian charities, and to all who have donated artworks for the auction.

The event will begin with a reception and a concert performed by some wonderful Australian singers and musicians, featuring AMF Alumna, soprano Lauren Fagan and current Awardees, pianist James Guan and mezzo-soprano Jade Moffat.

Online bidding has now begun and you can find further information about the auction and the charities involved at  You can also register on the website to bid at the silent auction and to book tickets to attend the event.

2016 Awardees James Guan, Daniel Mullaney, Jade Moffat, Waynne Kwon, Jesse Flowers, Justin Sun and James Yan with Chairman Yvonne    Kenny and His Excellency the Honourable Alexander Downer AC, High Commissioner for Australia, at Australia House 16.11.16
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