2023 3MBS Young Performer Award Finalists: Sunny Li (bass-baritone), Haoqing Leo Liu (piano), Louise Turnbull (violin) and Tom Lowe (alto saxophone)

Thank you to our Young Performer Angel Donors who
helped young artists reach their full musical potential

3MBS has had the privilege of producing the annual Victorian Young Performer Award for thirty-four years and it has fast become one of the state’s most prestigious youth music competitions. Many of the artists we currently see on stage performing alongside Australia’s premier orchestras and ensembles, and with international guest artists, began their musical journeys by competing in the Victorian Young Performer Award—MSO cellist Rohan de Korte, soprano Kathryn Radcliffe, pianists Hoang Pham and Amir Farid, rising cellist Charlotte Miles and, most recently, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music graduate, pianist Anna Gao.

The station is proud to play a pivotal role for Victorian emerging musicians by offering this annual opportunity that sees four finalists compete for a state prize and for the winner to go on to the national finals.

The support of our Young Performer Angel donors allows the station to uphold these initiatives for young artists and to continue producing the 3MBS Victorian Young Performer Award competition in the future which is an indispensable part of Melbourne’s innovative classical music sector. 


We extend our thanks to the following Angel donors who have made the 2023 3MBS Victorian Young Performer Award possible. The financial support will assist young musicians to take the next step.

Premiere Angels ($5,000+)

Alan & Shirley Richmond

Silver Angels ($1,000+)

Marc Besen AC

Dr Jerry Koliha & Marlene Krelle

Jane Kunstler

John & Rosemary Macleod

Lady Marigold Southey AC

Peter & Kay Tuncks

Marjorie White

Anonymous (2)

Bronze Angels ($500+)

Janet Cooper

Fiona Crosby

Dr Marie Dalziel

John Scully

Colin Simson

John E Smith

Kiera Stevens

Anonymous (1)

Blue Angels ($100+)

Luisa Banks & Eugene Antczak

John & Maureen Barns

John Cleghorn

Elisabeth Giddy

Joan Ikin

Bryan Lawrence

Anne Neil

Edward Nichols

Anonymous (2)