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Applications OPEN. Entries close Sunday 2 July.
The SISP will return in 2023.The Final will be held on 29 October in Sydney. 
Auditions will be held in late July/August around Australia and in Auckland. Applications will be available shortly.
Entrants will need to present a 18-20 minute song recital with accompanist. Two languages must feature.

The annual Sydney International Song Prize is to promote the study and performance of Art Song.
The 2023 Sydney International Song Prize is open to all singers and pianists aged 18 - 40. Pianists may accompany no more than two singers.

2023 Prizes - each finalist will receive a cash prize
2 x $3,000 
2 x $1,000
2 x $600
2 x $400

Held in conjunction with the 2023 JSRB Bel Canto Award. 

The competition was established in 2017 and is open to all classical singers (18-40) and pianists (18-40). A 18-20minute recital programme must be prepared by each duo and must include songs in at least two languages. Songs may be written for piano or orchestra. Complete cycles and part cycles acceptable

Previous Winners

2022 Sydney Int. Song Prize
2022 Winner: Jeremy Boulton
2022 Richard Bonynge Award Accompanist Prize: Jamie-Lee Xu

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

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

2017 Sydney Int. 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.

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

Past Major Donors
Dr Bruce Caldwell
NSW Wagner Society

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

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