40th anniversary - Young talent competes in forging classical music futures.


6 individual finalists in the 2024 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition will perform their selected concerto with orchestra on Sunday 30 June, competing for prizes and opportunities in this prestigious annual event.

2024 is the 40th year the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) has run the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition. 

The competition is open to secondary school pupils in years 7-12 at schools throughout NSW and the ACT, attracting close to 100 entrants, eager to compete for a coveted position in the Finals Concert and for the prize money of up to $10,000. 

Regarded as a stepping stone to national and international success, the competition has been held annually since 1984 and provides an invaluable performance opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents as concerti soloists accompanied by orchestra. The list of previous winners reflects the names of many well-known personalities in the music world, such as Amy Dickson, Natalie Chee, Grace Clifford, Simon Tedeschi and Anna da Silva Chen.  

Hear these talented young musicians give dynamic concerto performances and assert a vibrant future ahead for live classical music performance.

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