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27/07 - 04/08/2018

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott

Busking Competition

AFCM Busking Competition

Do you play an orchestral instrument? Are you under the age of 25? The Australian Festival of Chamber Music Busking Competition is for you.

To be held on Wednesday 1 August from 4pm on the Strand. This is your chance to perform in front of international Festival artists, who will judge the competition.

You could win one of two prizes:

  • $350 cash prize for the best performance, and
  • $150 cash prize for the most creative performance

The judges will announce the winners at the Ampitheatre at the end of Gregory Street at 5pm. 

There are only 20 places available. Soloists or ensembles welcome to apply. If you would like to be considered for an invitation to busk, please submit a short performance video of no more than 2 minutes via a private YouTube link below. It doesn’t need to be a professional video, a video taken on your phone is fine.  Just remember to state your name/group at the start of the video.

Conditions of entry: 

  • be 25 years of age or younger
  • play an orchestral instrument/s (unamplified)
  • play classical repertoire 
  • is not a current or previous recipient of the Theodore Kuchar Scholarship

Applications open in June 2018

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