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    2016 'THE MATHY'
    WINNER

    NICHOLAS
    TOLPUTT, 25

    2016 WINNER
    COUNTER TENOR, NSW 

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  • 2016-IFAC-ASC-Finalists-Lyndon-Terracini

    CONGRATULATIONS
    2016 FINALISTS

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  • 2016-IFAC-ASC-Finalists-Morgan Balfour

    MORGAN
    BALFOUR, 23

    2016 FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW 

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  • 2016-IFAC-ASC-Finalists-Eliza-Boom

    ELIZA
    BOOM, 22

    2016 FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NZ 

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  • 2016-IFAC-ASC-Finalists-Jarvis-Dams

    JARVIS
    DAMS, 25

    2016 FINALIST
    BARITONE, NZ 

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  • 2016-IFAC-ASC-Finalists-Sarah-Wang

    SARAH
    WANG, 24

    2016 FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW

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  • Lyndon Terracini - National Adjudicator

    LYNDON
    TERRACINI AM

    2016 NATIONAL ADJUDICATOR

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  • 2016 - Benjamin Northey

    BENJAMIN 
    NORTHEY

    CONDUCTOR
    2016 FINALS CONCERT

CONGRATULATIONS
TO ALL OUR 
2016 FINALISTS 

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DR HARUHISA HANDA

DR HARUHISA HANDA

Chairman, International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC)

In 2014 we formally welcomed Dr Haruhisa Handa as Patron of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, gratefully acknowledging his ongoing sponsorship and support both personally and as Chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC).

Dr Handa is of course well-known to Australian lovers of opera through his generous support of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (HOSH) .

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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

We're proud to introduce an Artist Development Programme (ADP) which will provide further career and educational opportunities for the Finalists selected each year.

The ADP will be overseen by highly acclaimed coloratura Emma Matthews, who will design a programme tailored to the individual mentee’s needs.

Members of the operatic community are donating their services and the programme is aimed to assist the individual singer reach their career goals.

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2016 ADJUDICATORS

National Adjudicator
Lyndon Terracini AM

Heats

Auckland (NZ) Sunday 3 April 
Stuart Maunder AM, Robert Wiremu

Sydney (NSW) Monday 11 April, Wednesday 13 April & Friday 15 April
Anke Höppner, Ian McCahon

London (UK) Thursday 14 April
David Harper, Kate Paterson, Linnhe Robertson

Melbourne (VIC) Sunday 17 April
Antoinette Halloran, Richard Mills AM 

Perth (WA) Saturday 23 April
Alexandre Da Costa-Graveline, Burhan Güner, Patricia Price

Brisbane (QLD) Sunday 15 May
Andrew Collis, Gregory Massingham

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2016 IFAC Australian Singing Competition

2016 COMPETITION

Art Form. Tradition. Future...
... beautiful music and glamour...

Our 5 Finalists.

Morgan Balfour Soprano, NSW
Eliza Boom Soprano, NZ
Jarvis Dams Baritone, NZ
Nicholas Tolputt Counter Tenor, NSW
Sarah Wang Soprano, NSW

For over three decades the IFAC ASC has helped discover and deliver financial and career opportunities to some of our region's finest talent in opera and classical singing.

Many young entrants have gone on to develop successful careers both in Australia and internationally.

 

2016 GALA FINALS CONCERT
7pm
Thursday 18 August
Concert Hall
The Concourse Chatswood

Compere Damien Beaumont

Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra 
Conductor Benjamin Northey

 

2016 IFAC Australian Singing Competition Jeffrey Black and Richard Bonynge

INAUGURAL MAA RECIPIENT

Richard Bonynge AC CBE has been awarded the inaugural 2016 MAAward. Recognising career excellence and achevement MOST® (administrators of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition) has established the MAAWards.

This award program acknowledges the contributions of established industry professionals, and aims to recognise elite members of the classical music fraternity.

Nominated by a panel of industry peers, this year's MAA has been awarded to Richard Bonynge AC CBE.

2016 IFAC Australian Singing Competition - Vivian Zeltzer and family

Vivian Zeltzer

2016 has been a special year for the Competition. Vivian Zeltzer will be retiring from her role as the Co-Ordinator for the IFAC ASC and Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd at the end of August.

Vivian has been a central figure behind the scenes; and has seen the Competition grow from its beginnings to become perhaps the most respected competition of its kind in Australasia. Bravo, La Vivianna!

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2016: Lyndon Terracini AM

2016: Lyndon Terracini AM 

Lyndon Terracini AM is our 2016 National Adjudicator. In a series of videos, Lyndon talks about his role as Artistic Director of Opera Australia, his participation in this year's Competition and its importance in providing career opportunities to young singers.

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