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ABC Young Performers Awards

24 July 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST


The Young Performers Awards (YPA) is regarded as Australia’s premiere multi-instrumental competition, and now in it’s 74th year, it is also the longest running.

Previous YPA Winners include Tamara Cislowska, Brett Dean, Claire Edwardes, Li-Wei Qin, Nathan Waks, Roger Woodward, and Simon Tedeschi (David Helfgott was a 6 time finalist)!

Accompanying the 3 finalists during their performances will be Australia’s most popular orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of celebrated conductor Dr Nicholas Milton AM.

After 8 months of intense preparation and memorable performances the three finalists have been chosen who will battle it out to win the coveted title of ABC YOUNG PERFORMER OF THE YEAR.
The three finalists are Kevin Chow from Perth (piano); Emily Sun from Concord West (violin) and Oliver Shermacher from Marrickville (clarinet).

Be inspired by their journey, be transported by their performance, be there to witness a defining moment in a young musician’s life.



Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney
2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia