Finals Concert of The Hills Young Musicians Contest 2023

Finals Concert of The Hills Young Musicians Contest 2023

From June 30, 2023 19:30 until June 30, 2023 21:00

At Baulkham Hills High School

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Finals Concert

30 June 2023

The finalists will perform at the concert to compete for the prizes for each group.

Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra Young Musicians Contest 2023

Supported by the Hills Shire Council and the Baulkham Hills High School, the Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra proudly hosts The Hills Young Musicians Contest 2023.

The Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra Young Musicians Contest 2022 is designed to foster the development of young local musicians by exposing a healthy competitive environment and allowing learning the general etiquette in music competitions and receiving constructive comments from professional musicians judges. It will encourage young musicians' initiative of learning, practice, and participating in music activities and enhance capabilities in school bands or youth orchestras performances.

The contest is divided into three age groups: 
  • A: 11 years of age and under,
  • B: 12 to 14 years of age
  • C: 15 to 18 years of age
The Contest is in three stages:
  • Stage 1:
    Submit a video recording of your performance (A solo piece for any of the following orchestral instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion instruments, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, with or without piano accompaniment.)


  • A:11 years of age and under - any length of time within 3 minutes ca.
  • B: 12 to 14 years of age - any length of time within 6 minutes ca.
  • C: 15 to 18 years of age - any length of time within 12 minutes ca.

  • Stage 2:
    Finals of each group will perform a  piece in a concert at the TLC Theatre Baulkham Hills High School on Friday 30 June 2023. Pieces were written for solo instruments with or without piano accompaniment. Contestants will need to bring their own accompanists if wish to perform with the accompaniment.
    All finales will receive comment sheets from the judges, and certificate awards.
    Three winners of each group, 1st prize, 2nd prize, and 3rd prize, will be announced at the end of the concert and will receive cash prizes.

  • Stage 3:
    The first prize winner will prepare and perform a new piece with the Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra or with the Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra in a concert.

  • Contestants must be currently living in the Hills Shire.
  • Be available to participate in all rehearsals and performances in concerts stated above if chosen.
To Participate :
  • Complete an online application with your video recording and pay the non-refundable entrance fee of $30 by 31 May 2023.


  • Musicians of the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, AMEB Examiners.
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