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Eisteddfodau, Competitions, Masterclasses etc.!

A list of various eisteddfodau, competitions, masterclasses etc. - mainly for piano. They are listed twice, once in the month of the event as well as the month of the application deadline. Please let me know if there are more to add! All dates in RED are confirmed.

2023

JANUARY

The Talent 3MBS (Vic) – 4th-5th February (1st round)

(deadline: 22nd January)

Website: https://thetalent3mbs.com/audition/

FEBRUARY

The Talent 3MBS (Vic) – 4th-5th February (1st round)

(deadline: 22nd January)

Website: https://thetalent3mbs.com/audition/

Marten Bequest Scholarships (National) – April announcement

(deadline: 7th February, 3pm)

Eligibility: Australian citizens 21-35 years old only

Website: https://australiacouncil.gov.au/investment-and-development/the-marten-bequest-scholarships

City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano 4th-14th May

(deadline: 28th February)

Website: https://toowoombaeisteddfod.org.au/

Piano Sections: HERE

MARCH

 

Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano 6th-15th May

(deadline: 3rd March)

Website: https://burdekinjunioreisteddfoddotcomdotau.files.wordpress.com/2023/01/music-syllabus-2023-1.pdf

Border District Eisteddfod (QLD) – 22nd to 31st May

(deadline: 24th March)

Piano: 26th May

Website: http://www.borderdistricteisteddfod.org.au/

Music Sections: HERE

Bluescope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod (NSW) – Piano: 10th-11th June

(deadline: 31st March)

Website: https://www.wollongongeisteddfod.com.au/

Competition Syllabus: HERE

APRIL

 

Lyon International Piano Competition (France) 4th to 8th July

(deadline: 1st April)

Website: International Piano Competition of Lyon (France) (gpipl.fr)

Music Section Details: Age 16-35 - 1st round video, remainder in-person

Hamilton Eisteddfod 5th to 10th June

(deadline: 6th April)

Website: https://hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au/

Music Section Details: https://hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au/eisteddfod-details/music/

Bendigo Competitions Society (VIC) - Piano 20-21 May

(deadline: TBC - was 8 April in 2022)

Website: https://www.bendigocomps.org.au/

Burnie City Eisteddfod (TAS) – Music: 24th to 30th June

(deadline: - 16th April)

Website: https://www.burnieeisteddfod.com.au/

Music Sections: HERE

Adelaide Eisteddfod (SA) – TBC - Piano 3rd to 6th June in 2022

(deadline: TBC 14th April in 2022)

Website: https://sacoment.com/aes/eisteddfod/

Piano Sections: TBC

Ryde Eisteddfod (NSW) – PIANO: 12th August to 2nd September

(deadline: 24 April?)

Website: https://www.rydeeisteddfod.org/

Mount Gambier Eisteddfod (SA) – Music: 4th-6th August

(deadline: 30th April)

Website: https://www.backstageinc.org.au/music-division

Competition Sections: TBC

MAY

 

City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano 4th-14th May

(deadline: 28th February)

Website: https://toowoombaeisteddfod.org.au/

Piano Sections: HERE

 

Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod (QLD) – Piano 6th-15th May

(deadline: 3rd March)

Website: https://burdekinjunioreisteddfoddotcomdotau.files.wordpress.com/2023/01/music-syllabus-2023-1.pdf


Bendigo Competitions Society (VIC) - Piano 21-22 May

(deadline: 8 April)

Website: https://www.bendigocomps.org.au/

Boroondara Eisteddfod (VIC) – from May to late July

(deadline: usually April) - Registrations open 20th March

Website: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/recreation-arts/boroondara-arts/whats/boroondara-eisteddfod

Piano Sections: tbc

Border District Eisteddfod (QLD) – 22nd to 31st May

(deadline: 24th March)

Piano: 26th May

Website: http://www.borderdistricteisteddfod.org.au/

Music Sections: HERE

City of Warrnambool Eisteddfod (VIC) – 12 May to 28 July

(deadline: usually April)

Website: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/recreation-arts/boroondara-arts/whats/boroondara-eisteddfod

Piano Sections: tbc

JUNE

Melbourne Recital Centre Bach Competition (VIC) – TBC (was 5th June in 2022)

(deadline: TBC - was 27th April in 2022)

Website:  TBC

Hamilton Eisteddfod 5th to 10th June

(deadline: 6th April)

Website: https://hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au/

Music Section Details: https://hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au/eisteddfod-details/music/

 

Australian Youth Classical Music Competition (Geelong, VIC) – June to July

(deadline: 7th May -Regional; 8th June - National)

Website: https://www.aycmc.org.au/

16 to 26 years of age via video submissions

Competition Sections: Regional HERE / National HERE

 

Monash Youth Music Festival – Instrumental: 5th-20th August

(deadline: 11th June)

Website: https://www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au/

Competition Sections: HERE


Forbes Eisteddfod (NSW) – TBC was 15th to 22nd June in 2022

(deadline: tbc)

Website: https://www.forbeseisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: coming soon

Ringwood Eisteddfod (VIC) – TBC - was 3rd-19th June in 2022

(deadline:TBC)

Websitehttps://ringwoodeisteddfod.org.au/

Music Sections: coming soon

Warrnambool Eisteddfod (VIC) – TBC - was 14th-17th June in 2022

(deadline: TBC)

Website: https://www.warrnambooleisteddfod.org.au/

Competition Sections (Instrumental): coming soon

Sydney Eisteddfod (NSW) – June to August (Piano: June-July)

(deadline: various)

Website: https://sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: TBC

Annual Centralian Eisteddfod (Alice Springs, NT) – TBC: May to June in 2022

(deadline: TBC - was 31st March in 2022)

Website: https://www.centralianeisteddfod.org/

Piano sections: tbc

Bluescope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod (NSW) – Piano: 10th-11th June

(deadline: 31st March)

Website: https://www.wollongongeisteddfod.com.au/

Competition Syllabus: HERE

Mildura Eisteddfod (VIC) – TBC - was 2nd to 20th June in 2022

(deadline: TBC - was 18th March in 2022)

Website: http://www.milduraeisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: TBC

Biloela Eisteddfod (QLD) – usually June

(deadline: cancelled in 2022, to resume in 2023?)

Website: https://www.biloelaeisteddfod.org.au/

Competition Sections: N/A

Adelaide Eisteddfod (SA) – TBC - Piano 3rd to 6th June in 2022

(deadline: TBC 14th April in 2022)

Website: https://sacoment.com/aes/eisteddfod/

Piano Sections: TBC

Burnie City Eisteddfod (TAS) – Music: 24th to 30th June

(deadline: - 16th April)

Website: https://www.burnieeisteddfod.com.au/

Music Sections: HERE

Sydney Piano Lovers' Competition – TBC (unlikely in 2023)

(deadline: TBC 20th June)

Website: https://www.thesydney.com.au/other-competitions/the-sydney-piano-lovers-competition/

NB - this is for amateur pianists aged 30 and over

JULY

Lyon International Piano Competition (France) 4th to 8th July

(deadline: 1st April)

Website: International Piano Competition of Lyon (France) (gpipl.fr)

Music Section Details: Age 16-35 - 1st round online video, remainder in-person

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival Competition (ONLINE)

(deadline: TBC was 17th July in 2022)

Website: https://www.iamusica.org

Application page: coming soon

NB - Open age category available in 2022

Australian Youth Classical Music Competition (Geelong, VIC) – June to July

(deadline: 7th May -Regional; 8th June - National)

Website: https://www.aycmc.org.au/

16 to 26 years of age via video submissions

Competition Sections: Regional HERE / National HERE

Monash Youth Music Festival – Instrumental: 5th-20th August

(deadline: 11th June)

Website: https://www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au/

Competition Sections: HERE

Wimmera Music Eisteddfod (Horsham, VIC) – TBC was 22 to 25 July in 2021

(deadline: TBC)

Website: https://www.wimmeraeisteddfod.com/

Competition Sections: tbc

Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Ballarat, VIC) – TBC Piano was July in 2022

(deadline: various)

Website: http://www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/

Piano Sections (deadline TBC): tbc

Celebrating Chopin Section (deadline TBC): tbc

AUGUST

Mount Gambier Eisteddfod (SA) – Music: 4th-6th August

(deadline: 30th April)

Website: https://www.backstageinc.org.au/music-division

Competition Sections: TBC

Yarram Eisteddfod (Yarram, VIC) – August TBC

(deadline: usually June)

Website: http://www.yarrameisteddfod.org.au/

Competition Sections: tba

Maryborough Eisteddfod (QLD) – 5th to 12th August

(deadline: usually May)

Website: https://maryborougheisteddfod.com/

Competition Sections: instrumental rules

Gold Coast Eisteddfod (QLD) – TBC was Piano 27th to 31st August in 2022

(deadline: TBC was 6th May in 2022) - information available in March

Website: https://www.goldcoasteisteddfod.com.au/

Piano Sections: TBC

Gladstone Eisteddfod (QLD) – August TBC - page under construction!

(deadline: usually May)

Website: https://www.gladstoneeisteddfod.org/

Piano Sections: tbc

Ryde Eisteddfod (NSW) – PIANO: 12th August to 2nd September

(deadline: 24 April?)

Website: https://www.rydeeisteddfod.org/

City of Orange Eisteddfod (NSW) - Music: 20th August to 1st September

(Deadline: tbc)

Website: https://www.orangeeisteddfod.org/

Piano sections: tbc

SEPTEMBER

Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (Traralgon, VIC) – Piano usually September

(deadline: tbc)

Website: http://www.lve.org.au/

Competition Information: coming soon

Townsville Eisteddfod (QLD) – TBC 6th to 24th September in 2022

(deadline: usually June)

Website: http://townsvilleeisteddfod.org/

Instrumental Sections: tbc

Eisteddfod By The Bay (Melbourne, VIC) – usually September

(deadline: tbc)

Website: https://www.eisteddfodbythebay.com.au/

Piano Sections: https://www.eisteddfodbythebay.com.au/pianoforte

Full Schedule: tbc

NOVEMBER

Sauter Piano Competition (National) - usually November/December

Website: tbc

VARIOUS or TBC

Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards (VIC) (deadline: tbc)

Website: https://www.msv.org.au/index.php/Current-Awards

Musical Society of Victoria (MSV) Awards - various dates (deadline: various)

Website: https://www.msv.org.au/index.php/Current-Awards

(you will need to become a member of MSV to participate in the competitions and various concerts)

Geoffrey Parsons Award (SA) - usually September (deadline: usually June)

Website: https://accompanist.org.au/event-infoforms/the-geoffrey-parsons-award/

Brochure: HERE

Application Form: HERE

Other

The Geelong Eisteddfod - no update since 2019

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GeelongEisteddfod/

West Gippsland Performing Arts Competition - usually July to August

Discontinued in 2022

Websitehttp://www.wge.org.au/

2021 Young Performers Awards (National) - April to November (deadline: 14th April)

Website: https://youngperformersawards.org

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