The age for eligibility will be extended by one year so as not to disadvantage potential entrants at the upper end of the age limit.

Don't miss Young Performer of the Year and Commonwealth Musician of the Year Emily Sun as she returns to Australia for a series of recitals!

A celebrated regular in Concert Halls across Europe and Asia, it isn't often that we get a chance to see acclaimed violinist Emily Sun perform in Australia. Fortuitously, she has a series of upcoming recitals, and tickets are still available!

Recitals in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide

12:30pm, 29 October, 2019 – Sydney
City Recital Hall A Little Lunch Music: Emily Sun
Gifted Australian violinist Emily Sun, recently named the 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year, is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. For her Little Lunch Music concert, Emily and accompanist Clemens Leske will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.3 in E flat major, Op.12, and Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op.18.
Price: $15
Get your tickets HERE

6:00pm, 30 October, 2019 – Melbourne
Melbourne Recital Centre
YPA 2018 Winner Recital -Emily Sun
Join violinist Emily Sun, 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year, and acclaimed Australian pianist Clemens Leske for a recital exploring two of the violin repertoire’s most loved sonatas.
Price: $29-$39
Get tickets HERE

2:30pm, 3 November, 2019 – Adelaide
UKARIA Cultural Centre Emily Sun With Clemens Leske
Emily is joined by Clemens Leske (piano) to perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.3, Poulenc’s Violin Sonata FP119, the Richard Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op.18, and Igor Frolov’s Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Op.19.
Price: $25-$55
Get tickets HERE


YPA has a long and venerable history as Australia's premier national competition.

The list of its major prize winners is testament to its success in promoting and nurturing many of the finest musicians in this country who have made an incalculable contribution to our cultural life for over seven decades.

All live events are broadcast by ABC Classic, the broadcast and Media Partner of the ABC Young Performers Awards