Musica Viva Australia is delighted to announce the 3rd edition of the national chamber music
competition, Strike A Chord for 2022, with entries open now. Entries close on Thursday 2nd June.
The Strike A Chord competition encourages secondary school students across Australia to form chamber music ensembles between three and eight players in any vocal or instrumental combination, performing music that is ‘classical’ in style.
The total prize pool is worth over $40,000, comprising cash and professional development
prizes awarded at all stages of the competition, Strike A Chord gives students the
opportunity to explore their potential and discover the joy of making music, whatever their
level of ability.
Students who have just begun their musical journeys can enter the free Novice Section with
cash prizes awarded by Yamaha Music Australia.
In addition to the prizes, twelve aspiring groups from across Australia will be invited to
perform live at Melbourne Recital Centre for the Grand Final on Saturday 27th August. In 2021
there were participants from every state in Australia with three times as many participants as in 2020.