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Winners of the 2016 Fanfare competition

Fanfare

For budding composers and musicians

A fanfare is a short composition that traditionally announces important information. During 2017, Sydney Opera House patrons attending Children, Families and Creative Learning Holiday shows will be called to their seats by new fanfares composed by young Australians.

Eight Australians between the ages of 12-21 were selected as winners of a nationwide competition conducted in 2016 that attracted more than 80 entrants. Each composition was workshopped with Australian composer Nicholas Vines and recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra with conductor Nicholas Carter. The eight fanfares will be played during the year in succession, with each young composer’s work heard in the Sydney Opera House Western Foyer venues.

The winners of the 2016 Fanfare Competition were:

Callum O’Reilly [Age 19, WA]
Chrysoulla Markoulli [Age 19, NSW]
James Littlewood [Age 21, VIC]
Marcus Kha [Age 14, SA]
Oliver Beard [Age 18, NSW]
Oscar Gill [Age 13, NSW]
Rene Crump [Age 13, VIC]
Xiao Xiao Kingham [Age 16, VIC]

For more information about the competition and 2016 winners please visit Artology

Fanfare is a collaboration with Artology and the Australian Youth Orchestra, and is based on a concept created by London’s Royal Opera House. 

Orchestra performing a winning composition in the Fanfare competition

Artology Fanfare Competition 2016-17

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