Entries close today for the 2019 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition which leads to the prestigious Marianne Mathy Scholarship (‘The Mathy’) plus an array of cash and valuable career-building awards and opportunities. Late entries will be accepted until 18 April, 2019. Heats will be held around Australia, in London and in Auckland.
Previous winners and finalists include an array of singers who have enjoyed major success both in Australian and around the world. They include Stuart Skelton, Amelia Farrugia, Anna Dowsley, Maximilian Riebl, Samuel Sakkar and Nicole Car.
Key dates: Entries open Monday 18 March/ Close Monday 15 April /Late Close Wednesday 18 April
Heats: London Sunday 19 May /Melbourne Wednesday 12 June/Perth Friday 14 June/Brisbane Sunday 16 June/Auckland Tuesday 18 June
Semi-finals: Sydney Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 June
Private Adjudication Thursday 8 August
Workshop Friday 9 August
Public Concert Sunday 11 August
MasterClass Monday 12 August
Piano Rehearsal To be advised
Orchestral Rehearsal Wednesday 18 September
Public Concert Thursday 19 September