Australian Cello Awards - The Competition

The Competition

Australian Cello Awards: 2017

We're proud to announce the Finals Concert of the Australian Cello Awards will be held in Sydney in 2017.

Complete details of the upcoming ACA will be announced later this year (2015) – stay tuned!

Australian Cello Awards

The Australian Cello Awards (ACA) provide scholarships, awards and prizes for cellists from Australia and New Zealand.

The goal of the ACA is to give opportunities that are designed to help young cellists embark on a professional career or further accelerate their development as an orchestral cellist, chamber music artist or soloist.

The 'Allen-Evans' is the premier award in the Australian Cello Awards, and is made up of the Allen-Evans Scholarship and a select suite of other prizes and opportunities. In addition to the Allen-Evans, the ACA also provide a number of other cash prizes, awards and career opportunities.

A complete record of the 2014 ACA can be found on this website, and across our social media online properties.

Why digital entries in 2014?

The Australian Cello Awards recognise that many gifted cellists from Australia and New Zealand are now part of the 'global music community'. That's why we were innovative with our competition entry and application process in our inaugural competition held in 2014.

Entrant submited their preliminary ('Round 1') repertoire compositions as digital recordings – and these recordings were assessed by a panel of adjudicators located in Sydney. Five Contestants then advanced to the Semi-Finals ('Round 2') that were heard in live auditions held in London.

Three Finalists were then selected to perform in our inaugural FInals Concert, held in Sydney on 30 March 2014.

It's our hope that these exciting initiatives not only give cellists residing and working in Australia or New Zealand the opportunity to take part in the ACA, but also makes it more possible than ever for those who are studying or living abroad the chance to enter simply and inexpensively.

In 2016-17 we look forward to rewarding the next generation of classical cellists.

the word 

The Australian Cello Awards are about recognising outstanding talent and potential.

In this, our inaugural year, the ACA are also about 'spreading the word' to help us find the many gifted young cellists from Australia and New Zealand – wherever they may be.

Whether you are a music teacher, conservatory director, university lecturer or simply anyone who supports the next generation of cellists, you too can 'spread the word' about this exciting new competition.

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