Australian Cello Awards - Sponsors

2014 Sponsors

Sponsors, Friends & Supporters

The Australian Cello Awards would like to thank the following organisations for their support of this inaugural competition.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO)

Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Canberra Symphony Orchestra

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the professional symphony orchestra of Australia’s national capital which has been serving and enriching the community and region since 1950. As the premiere arts organisation in Canberra, the CSO name is indelibly linked with cultural and artistic excellence. The organisation is led by Board Chair, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC, AFC (Ret’d). Dr Nicholas Milton serves as Chief Conductor & Artistic Director.

Providing the Canberra Symphony Orchestra Prize

Fine Music 102.5

Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Fine Music 102.5

Fine Music 102.5 is a Sydney-based community radio broadcaster run by more than 260 volunteers with a weekly audience of over 200,000 listeners. Broadcasting a vibrant mix of classical, jazz and contemporary music, Fine Music 102.5 is committed to spotlighting young talented performers and composers as well as offering financial reward to help develop their gifts.

FineMusic 102.5 is proud to be the official broadcaster of the 2014 Awards Concert of the inaugural Australian Cello Awards, which will go to air live from the Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music from 3pm to 6.30pm on Sunday 30th March 2014.

Providing live broadcast of the 2013 Awards Concert

Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST®)

Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Music and Opera Singers Trust

MOST® (Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited) promotes excellence in the arts, music, education and community development sectors through the creation and management of programmes and activities that recognise and develop creative potential. 

Since 1982 MOST® has contributed millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, tuition, travel, mentoring programmes and other opportunities through their portfolio of activities. These include the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, the Australian Cello Awards, the Pascall Prize, the Opera Awards, and the Rona Tranby Award.

Providing administration and management services for the Australian Cello Awards

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Novatel Sydney

With 525 rooms boasting panoramic views of the Sydney CBD, the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is a 4.5 star hotel surrounded by the premier attractions of Sydney including the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Powerhouse and National Maritime Museums, Star City Casino and the Entertainment Centre. The hotel has direct access to transport, making this the ideal location for business trips, holidays and city breaks. 

Providing accommodation for Finalists for the Round 3: Awards Concert in Sydney


Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Royal Over-Seas League

ROSL ARTS is the arts division of the Royal Over-Seas League, and for over 50 years has supported the career development of talented young professional artists and musicians from the UK and the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1910 to foster international understanding, the Royal Over-Seas League supports the Commonwealth through its social, welfare and arts activities. ROSL is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated by Royal Charter with HM The Queen as its Patron. It has an international membership of more than 16,000 across a network of reciprocal clubs and members' groups in over 70 countries around the world. 

Providing the ROSL ARTS Scholarship

Shane Rozario Photography

Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Shane Rozario Photography

Shane Rozario is an established Sydney-based freelance photographer specialising in advertising, portraiture, branding and music. Recently, Shane's 'Mozaic' portrait series, which focuses on musicians and artists, was shown at two major Sydney festivals – the Head On Photo Festival and Vivid Sydney.

Providing the Shane Rozario Photography Prize

Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO)

Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Sydney Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director. Patron, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO.

Founded in 1932 by the ABC, the Sydney Symphony has evolved into one of the world’s finest orchestras as Sydney has become one of the world’s greatest cities. Resident at the Sydney Opera House, the Orchestra also performs in venues throughout NSW and tours internationally. The Sydney Symphony promotes the work of Australian composers through performances, recordings and its commissioning programme, with recent premieres including music by Ross Edwards, Liza Lim, Gordon Kerry, Georges Lentz and Brett Dean.

Providing the Sydney Symphony Prize

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra (WSO)

Australian Cello Awards Sponsor - Willoughby Symphony Orchestra

The award-winning Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir (WSOC) is widely recognised as Australia's finest community orchestra and choir, showcasing classical music's best-known works to critical acclaim in performances throughout metropolitan and regional Sydney. Founded by Albert Keats in 1965 and combined with Northside Choral Society in 1973, WSOC is now located at its new residence at The Concourse, Chatswood. Since 2001, WSOC’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director has been Dr Nicholas Milton, one of the foremost Australian conductors of his generation. 

Providing the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra Prize


Estates, Trusts and Foundations

The Australian Cello Awards acknowledges the support of the following estates, trusts and foundations and the individuals whose legacies continue to invest in the cultural future of our artistic communities.

The Estate of Mary Allen and Betty Evans

Haas Family Trust Scholarship

Kitty Fischer Foundation

Nelly Apt Estate

Supporting young cellists

If you are interested in establishing a bequest, legacy scholarship or programme, the Australian Cello Awards can provide fantastic opportunities for you to support our next generation of cellists. 

Contact us here


Peter Weiss AO


Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

Australian Music Centre (AMC)

ING Group

University of Canterbury School
of Music


Susan Blake

Dr Kate Bowan

Robert Constable

Peter Czornyj

John Davis

David N. Full

Roland Gridiger

Catherine Hewgill

Janis Laurs

Robert Lakin MBE

John Painter AM

Howard Penny

Goetz Richter

Shane Rozario

Geoffrey Simon

Esmeralda Tintner

Robert Truman

Nathan Waks

Event Sponsors

Boon Chocolates

Jelbonleigh Estate

Jefferson Pty Ltd

Mandalay Flowers

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

Paradise Beach Purveyors

Shane Rozario Photography

The Flowering Eucalyptus

Ussher Direction

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