We are excited to announce that the YPA is coming back in 2024.

The ABC Young Performers Awards will be returning in 2024. Entries will be open soon.

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2022 Young Performer of the Year is Eliza Shephard

Flautist Eliza Shephard was named the Young Performer of the Year following her impressive performance of Matthew Hindson’s eccentric concerto House Music, accompanied by percussionist Alexander Meagher and pianist Peter de Jager.

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Kitty Fischer Audience Choice Prize Winner is Eliza Shephard

Following four days of voting, the Kitty Fischer Audience Choice Prize of $2,500 was awarded by popular vote to Eliza Shephard.

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2022 ABC Young Performers Awards Semi-Finals & Finals Broadcasting Events Now Available Online

The ABC Young Performers Awards launched ABC Classic’s Ausmusic Month Program. Now you can enjoy every day of the Awards from the comfort of your home or chosen location.

The YPA Semi-Finals Broadcast Schedule:
Semi Finals Day 1: cellist Benett Tsai
Semi Finals Day 2: violinist Edward Walton
Semi Finals Day 3: flautist Eliza Shephard, and violinist Yebin Yoo
Semi Finals Day 4: pianist Tony Lee, and double bassist Jason Henery
Grand Final: double bassist, Jason Henery; flautist, Eliza Shephard; and, violinist, Edward Walton.











Meet the 2022 YPA Semi-Finalists

Meet the 2022 YPA Semi-Final & Final Adjudication Panel

All live events are broadcast by ABC Classic, the broadcast and Media Partner of the ABC Young Performers Awards.
Due to Covid-19 disruptions, the 2022 ABC Young Performers Awards will be broadcast on ABC Classic at 1pm, 31 October - 4 November, headlining ABC Classic's AusMusic Month.

The ABC 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.