Prizes

Over a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton, selected Award finalists will strive to win over $65,000 in prize money.

$27,000 – First Prize

  • $22,000 – The City of Greater Shepparton Prize
  • $5,000 – The Daphne and Ross Turnbull Bursary for music career development

$13,000 – Second Prize

  • $10,000 – The Fairley Foundation Prize
  • $3,000 – The Daphne and Ross Turnbull Bursary for music career development

$7,000 – Third Prize

  • $5,000 – The Beleura, John Tallis Prize
  • $2,000 – The Daphne and Ross Turnbull Bursary for music career development

Other Award finalists will receive $500 supported by GV Hearing Clinic.

Special prizes

$1,000 The Max Cooke Encouragement Award sponsored by the Australian National Piano Award
$1,000 The Shepparton News Prize for best performance: Bach
$1,000 The Leona and Bruce Sterling Prize for best performance: Mozart or Beethoven
$1,000 The Jenny Houlihan Prize for best performance: Haydn or Schubert
$1,000 The Pam Wells Prize for best performance: Chopin
$1,000 The Horton Family Prize for best performance: Romantic era (excluding Chopin) or 20th century music up to 1950
$5,000 The Andreadis Family Australian Composition Commission Prize for best performance for music composed after 1950
$5,000 The Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for best performance as voted by the audience
The Andreadis Family Australian Composition Commission Prize

The Andreadis Family Australian Composition Commission Prize recipient will commission a work by an Australian composer. The intention is that the work will be premiered and performed by the recipient.

The Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize

In memory of his wonderful wife, The Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize is donated by Dr Ron Speechley. Lorna was proud to be the daughter of the Ducat family who established the Airlie Dairy, and of being a graduate of the Mooroopna Base Hospital School of Nursing, where she appreciated the high standard of nursing that was taught there.