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28/07 - 05/08/2017

Artistic Director Piers Lane AO

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 2 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

Entrants will be notified on Monday 24 July if they will be invited to play in the busking competition. 


Thank You

the form has been submitted

Busking Competition

Are you performing solo or as an ensemble?
(if Ensemble, provide details below)


Have you won a Theodore Kuchar scholarship through the AFCM?


I am available on Wednesday 2 August from 4pm - 5pm?

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