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, please click on the'Apply for an Award' button on the top right of this page.
AMF AWARDS 2017 - FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The AMF is delighted to announce the names of this year's Finalists.
Nine of these young musicians will be performing live at London's Wigmore Hall on the morning of Wednesday, 4 October 2017 from 10.30 - 1.30pm. You are cordially invited to join us at this event.
Entry is free - please email AMF Administrator Sally-Ann Shepherdson to register your interest and we will send you more information in due course.
Ling Ling Chen, piano, Melbourne - Masters, Manhattan School of Music
Samantha Clarke, soprano, Perth - Opera Artist Diploma, GSMD
Courtenay Cleary, violin, Sydney - BMus, RAM
Connor D’Netto, composer, Queensland - Masters, RCM
Matan Franco, composer, Melbourne - Masters in Film Scoring, Pulse College, Dublin
Phoebe Gardner, violin, Sydney - BMus, Juilliard
Oscar Jiang, piano, Carlton - BMus, Juilliard (current awardee)
Waynne Kwon, cello, Sydney - BMusHONS, RNCM (current awardee)
Tony Lee, piano, Sydney - Postgraduate Artists Diploma, GSMD
Sonya Pigot, piano, Hobart - BMusHONS, RCM (2015 awardee)
Guillaume Wang, cello, Brisbane - Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique, Paris
Victoria Wong, violin, Darlinghurst - BMus, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin
Edith Yam, organ, Sydney - Masters, Conservatory of Amsterdam
James Yan, composer, Illawarra NSW - Masters in Film Scoring RCM (current awardee)
Eilidh Young, snare drum, Penrith NSW - BMus, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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Australian Charity Art Auction
Australia House, 28 February 2017
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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