Concerto Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition:

Overall winner: Milo Abrahams (bassoon)
Barbara Robinson Award: Jade Park (trumpet)
Barbara Cran Award: David Lin (violin)
Players Award: Jade Park

Dates for 2022

  • Registrations open: 10 January 2022
  • Registrations close: 10 pm Tuesday 1 March 2022
  • Submission of recordings close: 10:00pm Monday 7 March
  • Stage 1, auditions: Sunday 27 March
  • Stage 2, semi-finals: Sunday 10 April from 11am to 6pm - venue to be confirmed
  • Stage 3, finals concert: Saturday 25 June 7pm at The Concourse, Chatswood.


  • Overall Winner: $5000 + engagement to perform with the KPO during the following year
  • Barbara Cran Award: $1,000
  • Barbara Robinson Award: $1,000
  • Perpetual Cups: awarded to the schools of the above 3 winners, to display for one year.
  • KPO Award: $500 to best performer during rehearsals with the orchestra (KPO players’ choice)
  • All finalists with receive $150


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If you have any questions regarding your participation in the Concerto Competition please email the Concerto Competition Committee.

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About the Competition
The NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition is a prestigious classical music competition for secondary school students in NSW and the ACT.
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History of the Competition
The competition, first known as the KPO Concerto Competition, was conceived in 1984, when two Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) players, Barbara Cran and Barbara Robinson proposed the idea of rewarding local music students, who were in secondary school and taking their music seriously, by providing them with the opportunity to play a concerto with an orchestra (the KPO).
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Past Winners
A comprehensive list of the winners and finalists in The Competition.
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What people say about the competition
"I would like to first of all thank you all for being such dedicated musicians. It is great to see such a strong musical community supporting the youngsters of the musical world through The Concerto Competition."
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