2022 Competition

Welcoming solo instrumentalists to Australia's premier music competition for young people,
now in it's 31st year!

Applications for the 2022 Competition will open on 10 January 2022 and the

Trustee hopes to run normally, with an audience, while adhering to any COVID-19

restrictions that may be in place at the time.

It's easy to apply for either (or both!) sections of the competition.

REGIONAL is for residents of the City of Greater Geelong and environs, 18 years or younger.

NATIONAL is for residents of Australia 18 to 25 years of age.

You can view the Conditions of Entry with these links (right-click to download either file).

        Regional Conditions of Entry 2022

        National Conditions of Entry 2022

In a nutshell


Regional applicants will need to perform a 6 to 10 minute live audition - piece or pieces of their own choice -and if selected as a finalist, perform before an adjudicator and audience, 6 to 10 minute program. The winner will be invited to perform at one of the National Final days.

National applicants submit a video performance not exceeding 30 minutes and should play at least 2 contrasting pieces. from each of the Baroque and/or Classical era and Romantic and/or Modern.


If selected as a finalist, prepare 2 programs not exceeding 15 minutes each. The first must be

a piece or pieces from the Baroque and/or Classical era, the second from Romantic and/or Modern. The winner will be invited to perform with the Geelong Symphony Orchestra.

WATCH THIS SPACE for online applications!


If you have questions, send David, our Competition Coordinator, a message.