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The 2021 Song Prize has been cancelled due to the pandemic
The next competition will be in 2022.

The Annual Sydney International Song Prize is to promote the study and performance of Art Song.

The competition was established in 2017 and is open to all singers (18-35) and pianists (18-40). A twenty minute recital programme must be prepared by each duo and must include songs in at least two languages.

2022 entry forms and details will be posted in the new year. Sign up for updates.

If you are interested in donating to the Sydney International Song Prize please contact the Foundation on 0402 024 118 or at

Major Donors
Dr Bruce Caldwell
NSW Wagner Society


2019 Sydney Int. Song Prize
2019 Winner: Daniel Macey
2019 Richard Bonynge Accompanist Prize in memory of Margaret Caldwell: Antonio Fernandez

2018 Sydney Song Prize
2018 Winner: Jonathan Alley
2018 Richard Bonynge Accompanists Prize: Thomas Johnson

2017 Sydney Song Prize 
2017 Winner: Phoebe Humphreys
2017 Richard Bonynge Accompanists Prize: Benjamin Burton

The Sydney International Song Prize is presented by the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation as part of its education and support of young singers.

Right: Antonio Fernandez, Richard Bonynge, sponsor Dr Bruce Caldwell and Daniel Macey. (2019)