The Competition wishes to thank the generosity of our "Maestro" level sponsors, the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) and Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST®):–
International Foundation for Arts
Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO)
Independent Theatre North Sydney
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
New Zealand School of Music (NZSM)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO)
Opera Australia (OA)
Opera Australia Orchestra
Opera Queensland (OQ)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO)
Sydney Conservatorium of
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (SPC)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
Victorian College of the Arts, (VCA) University of Melbourne
Victorian Opera (VO)
West Australian Opera (WAO)
West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO)
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Edith Cowan University
Lisa Gasteen AO
Haas Family Trust
Marianne Mathy-Frisdane Estate
Nell Pascall Estate
Nelly Apt Estate
Huntington Estate Wines
For over thirty years the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition has helped discover and contribute to the careers of emerging young classical and opera singers.
This has only been achieved through the generosity of the Marianne Mathy-Frisdane Estate, IFAC and the many sponsors and supporters who have provided cash prizes, study and travel opportunities needed to help young singers take the next steps in their professional singing careers. A number of our current sponsors and supporters are shown here (above).
Not surprisingly, discovering, showcasing and rewarding talent requires significant resources and ongoing help.
There are many benefits in choosing to sponsor or support the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition:
We invite you to join a family of like-minded people and organisations, dedicated to promoting excellence in the opera and classical singing performing arts.
Whether you are an individual, business or company we offer a number of sponsorship packages. A sponsor has the opportunity to invest in and further develop one of our existing scholarship or prize opportunities or we can help create an activity tailored to a specific area of interest. This may include the establishment of a new scholarship, grant or award, or access to our sponsor and participant communities, etc.
There are also non-financial ways to support the Competition in its endeavours. For example, you may choose to become a supporter by providing donations of products, professional services, gifting, or other value-in-kind options. You may also wish to provide volunteer assistance in our office or at events.
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Nicholas Tolputt is our 2016 Marianne Mathy Scholarship Winner. In this video, Counter tenor Nicholas Tolputt performs “Stille amare” from Handel’s "Tolomeo" at the Finals Concert of the 2016 IFAC Australian Singing Competition, held in the Concert Hall of The Concourse, Chatswood, on Thursday 18th August 2016.
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