I applaud all
that Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST) is achieving to encourage and expand opportunities for the growth of young Australian musicians who have the potential for stellar professional careers.
Dr Di Bresciani
2012 Prizes & Opportunities
YMF Australia Award
The YMF Australia Award is the premier prize of the Opera Awards: $30,000 presented by YMF Australia.
A condition of the Award is that it be used predominantly for overseas study. The recipient will also be invited to sing at the IFAC - Australian Singing Competition's Finals Concert in the Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House. YMF Australia will require a written report of study undertaken and the benefits derived. The winner is required to give a recital in Melbourne for YMF Australia at a mutually acceptable time.
The recipient of the YMF Award will also receive:
$4,500 presented by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust for overseas study.
$2,500 cash grant presented by Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST).
Editorial Resources Prize
Professionally produced résumé valued at $800.
The following additional prizes will also be awarded to Finalists in the Opera Awards:
Royal Over-Seas League Music Bursary
Return airfare to the UK, one week's accommodation at Over-Seas House; a lunchtime recital at either St James Piccadilly or St Martin in the Field; an evening concert at both Over-Seas House London and Over-Seas House Edinburgh; one week at Dartington International Summer School or similar course of masterclasses; consultation lesson with a leading vocal teacher in London; tickets for major concerts and other cultural events during the stay at Over-Seas House and cash of $3,000 (total package value of approximately $10,000. The ROSL will provide a prize-winning young professional accompanist for all concerts. Availability for these opportunities is dependent on the presence of the recipient at the appropriate time. The recipient must be under the age of 30 years on 30 January 2012.
Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme
An opportunity to participate in a high-calibre international masterclass or opera production led by eminent musicians in the UK. Each course ends with a public recital. The programme of masterclasses for 2012 will be a will be available online from September/October 2011 on the Aldeburgh Music website. Applications can be made online. Initial auditions are by video or audio recording submission with the possibility of a live 2nd round audition. All details are available on the Aldeburgh Music website. If selected the recipient will receive a Scholarship to cover the fees for the course but will need to budget for his/her own travel and living expenses.
Glyndebourne Festival Prize
An opportunity to attend staged rehearsals and audition for the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival. The recipient will need to budget for his/her own travel and living expenses and will be entitled to receive 'company' benefits and support while at Glyndebourne.
4MBS Classic FM Award
A recording produced at the 4MBS FM studio.
The recipients of any Scholarships and Prizes are reminded that the cash component is a form of income. Any enquiries regarding tax should be referred to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, an accountant or a registered tax consultant. Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST) acts as the Administrator and Co-Ordinator of the above prizes and opportunities and cannot accept responsibility if a provider is unable to fulfill its obligations in any form. MOST takes no responsibility for the acceptance of scholarships which involve overseas travel. This decision is taken solely at the discretion of the recipient. Recipients are also advised to check the current status of the country in question with the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs at the time of travel.
The Opera Awards consists of cash prizes and career opportunities designed to assist recipients further their studies or careers overseas. These include some of the most prestigious and recognised awards in the Australian operatic and classical singing community.
Soprano Nicole Car was the recipient of the 2012 Opera Awards which consisted of the following awards, scholarships, prizes and opportunities:
- YMF Australia Award presented by YMF Australia
- Armstrong-Martin Scholarship presented by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust
- Haas Foundation Award presented by Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd
- Editorial Resources Prize
- 4MBS Classic FM Award