2015 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship Concert

The Opera Foundation for young AustraliansThe Opera Foundation for young Australians will present a public recital of the six finalists vying for the 2015 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship at the Verbrugghen Hall of Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Sunday 1 November 2015.

The winner of the scholarship will receive $43,000 and will provide a talented and strongly motivated young Australian opera singer the opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed vocal, language and movement coaches in New York.

‘The Opera Foundation for young Australians is about opening doors to the world of opera for young talented Australians in the field of opera,” says Anna Cleary, Chair of The Opera Foundation for young Australians. “Through the awarding of the Lady Mary Fairfax New York Scholarship we are able to provide incredible opportunities to young Australian performers.”

“The Finals concert is also an incredible opportunity for opera enthusiasts to enjoy quality opera from some of Australia’s finest young artists.”

Presented by Tobias Cole (2002 Winner of the New York Scholarship), the evening will feature performances from finalists: Morgan Balfour, Olivia Cranwell, Phoebe-Celeste Humphreys, Elizabeth Lewis, Tabatha McFadyen & Christopher Nazarian, and Guest Artist Lorina Gore (previous winner of the National Opera Studio London Scholarship).  All artists are accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley AM. The Adjudicators for 2015 include: Bradley Daley, Roxane Hislop and Guy Noble.

The Opera Foundation for young Australians was founded in 1963 by Lady Fairfax and has been in operation for over 50 years, and provides international Awards & Scholarships to renowned opera houses & institutions in the world to young Australian artists.

The Awards and Scholarships offered by The Opera Foundation for young Australians have provided the springboard for launching the successful international careers of many Australian and providing over $5 million in funding and support and offered over 300 Awards and Scholarships.

The 2015 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship Concert will take place on Sunday 1 November – 4.00pm at the Verbrugghen Hall of Sydney Conservatorium of Music. For more information, visit: www.operafoundationaust.org.au for details.

Image: courtesy of The Opera Foundation for young Australians

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