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Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto Competition 2018

30 June 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST


  • Adults $40
  • Pensioner $30
  • Student/junior $12

Paul Terracini: Conductor

Six individual finalists in the 2018 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition will perform their selected concerto with orchestra on Saturday 30 June, competing for prizes and opportunities in this prestigious annual event.



Milo Abrahams – Weber Andante & Hungarian Rondo

Daniel Lin – Walton Concerto for Viola & Orchestra


Sarah Chang – Paganini Violin Concerto No 1

Lily Dai – Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor

Alicia Poon – Saints-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

Emily Su – Sibelius Violin Concerto

2018 is the 34th year Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) has run the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition. This is the second year the Finals Concert will be held at the Concourse in Chatswood.

The competition is open to secondary school pupils in years 7-12 at schools throughout NSW and the ACT and this year attracted nearly 100 entrants, eager to compete for a coveted position in the Finals Concert and for the prize money of up to $10,000.

Regarded as a stepping stone to national and international success, the competition has been held annually since 1984 and provides an invaluable performance opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents as concerti soloists accompanied by orchestra. The list of previous winners reflects the names of many well-known personalities in the music world, such as Amy Dickson, Natalie Chee, Grace Clifford and Simon Tedeschi.

Hear these talented young musicians give dynamic concerto performances and assert a vibrant future ahead for live classical music performance.



The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood
409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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