Following the Finals at Wigmore Hall on 4th October, the AMF is delighted to announce the names of the new Awardees:
Samantha Clarke, soprano, Perth - Opera Artist Diploma, GSMD
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)
Victoria Wong, violin, Darlinghurst - BMus, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin
Edith Yam, organ, Sydney - Masters, Conservatory of Amsterdam
Eilidh Young, snare drum, Gosford NSW - BMus, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
None of this would be possible without the generosity of our prize donors, particularly Mrs Nora Goodridge in Sydney, and the Portland House Foundation, to whom we are most grateful.
Many thanks also, to the distinguished panel of judges for devoting their time and expertise to this difficult task. Guest judges this year included Australian musicians Leslie Howard (international pianist and recording artist), mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup (Wiener Staatsoper, ROH London, WNO) and violinist Jennifer Nickson (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).