APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
ENTRIES CLOSE 24 JULY, 2022
The annual Sydney International Song Prize is to promote the study and performance of Art Song.
The 2022 Sydney International Song Prize is open to all singers and pianists aged 18 - 40. Five Finalists will be chosen to compete in the Final. Pianists may accompany no more than two singers.
Finals Judge: Richard Bonynge AC CBE
2022 Prizes - each finalist will receive a cash prize
2 x $3,000
2 x $600
2 x $500
4 x $400
Audition process to be done either live or via video link - see full rules and criteria.
Sydney - 14 August
Perth - 7 September
Melbourne - 8, 9 September TBC
Brisbane - 12 September
SISP Final - Sunday 20 November 2022, Independent Theatre - North Sydney
Held in conjunction with the 2022 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.
Entry fee $50 per duo.
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Major Donors
Dr Bruce Caldwell
NSW Wagner Society
Right: Antonio Fernandez, Richard Bonynge, sponsor Dr Bruce Caldwell and Daniel Macey. (2019)