Fanfare Competition

For budding composers and musicians

Imagine hearing your new composition ringing out at concert venues around Australia!

The Fanfare Competition invites young Australians, aged 12-21 years, to write a short 30 second composition, a ‘fanfare’, that is played to assist in the process of calling people to their seats at performing arts venues across Australia. Now in its sixth year the competition has received over 600 entries.

In 2018 eight young composers were selected, among 96 entries, to participate in a series of workshops to refine their compositions with Australian composers Nicholas Vines and Lyle Chan. Their fanfares were subsequently recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra with conductor Tianyi Lu at Trackdown Studios. Queenslanders Benjamin Lau [Age 17] and William Elvin [Age 14] were among the eight selected.

The selected fanfares will be broadcast in the foyer of QPAC’s Concert Hall immediately prior to concerts presented by companies including Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, Australia Youth Orchestra, and the Queensland Youth Orchestra in 2019.

Entries for the Fanfare Competition for 2019 have now closed. Please visit the Fanfare website for further updates and information.

An Artology and Australian Youth Orchestra project in partnership with QPAC, Arts Centre Melbourne, Adelaide Festival Centre, Perth Concert Hall and Arts Gallery Society NSW and Cool Australia.

Image Credit – Mayu Kanamori