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Entries for the 2015 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition are now open. Register here.


About the Competition

The competition is conducted over 3 Sessions and is open to secondary students from any school in NSW and ACT.   Contestants are required to play at least one movement of a concerto.   At the Auditions and Semi-Finals competitors are accompanied by piano. At the Finals competitors are accompanied by Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Individual musicians may enter the competition in the Junior Section or the Senior Section
  • Small groups or pairs of musicians may enter the competition in the Multiples Section, held at the Semi-Finals recital.

Dates for 2015

  • Entries open: Monday, 2nd February
  • Entries close: Monday, 16th March. The number of entries accepted will be limited by the necessity for auditions to be held on one day. Should this maximum number be reached prior to the closing date, entries may close at this point. 
  • Audtions: Sunday 29th March, 9am - 7pm at Ravenswood
  • Semi-Finals: Sunday 26th April, 11am - 6pm at Abbotseligh
  • Finals: Saturday 20th June, 7.30pm at Pymble Ladies' College

Competition Rules

Download here.


  • Overall Winner: $5000 + engagement to perform with KPO during the following year
  • Barbara Cran Award: $1,000
  • Barbara Robinson Award: $1,000
  • Perpetual Cups: awarded to the schools of the above 3 winners, to display for one year.
  • KPO Award: $200 to best performer during rehearsals with the orchestra (KPO players’ choice)
  • Multiples Award: $1,000 (total)

Suggested Accompanists

  • Julia Brimo: 0410 244 364
  • Zsuza Giczy: 0422 843 614
  • Alison Cameron: 0419 266 241
  • John Martin: 0439 607 115
  • Ying Ho: 0410 618 197
  • Sumiko Yamamura: 9440 8457
  • Sorina Zamfir: 9945 0496


If you have any questions regarding your participation in KPO’s 2015 Concerto Competition please email the KPO or phone Liz Wilson on 0423 048 559.

Sponsors and Presenting Partners






Liz Wilson (President) 0423 048 559


The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra
P.O. Box 165
Pymble N.S.W. 2073