Queensland Youth Music Awards

Queensland Youth Music Awards (QYMA) is one of the state's longest running school music competitions which celebrates the participation of over 4,000 young people in the music making process. The contest provides an environment to motivate young students to develop their skills and raise artistic levels, to be applauded by audiences, other contestants and adjudicators alike.

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QYMA Patron - Piers Lane


Piers Lane, a competitor and prize winner in QYMA's precursor, The Ashgrove Talent Quest, is proud to support the Queensland Youth Music Awards as its Patron. 

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Growing up in Brisbane, Piers was a student at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and attended Kelvin Grove State High School. He is now a world renown classical pianist, and is profiled on Queensland Symphony Orchestra's page: 

"London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane is one of the most inquisitive and engaging live performers of his generation. In great demand as soloist and collaborative artist, recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s mighty piano concerto at Carnegie Hall, premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano Concerto, written for him, with the Sydney Symphony and the London Philharmonic, and a sold-out performance of Chopin’s complete Nocturnes at Wigmore Hall." 

Read more via Queensland Symphony Orchestra or visit his website - www.pierslane.com

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QYMA would be delighted to hear from members of the community or organisations/businesses who would like to sponsor a section of the music competition.
Please contact QYMA Administrator: Johanna Rosenthal