About the Award

For over 30 years aspiring musicians and singers have competed for the Young Virtuoso Award which brings with it career-boosting broadcast opportunities and cash prizes. The opportunities on offer include ongoing broadcast and performance opportunities for Alumni of YV, a valuable learning experience and excellent preparation for those aspiring to a music career.

Finalists for the Young Virtuoso Award are selected in partnership with the Sydney Eisteddfod.


  • A performance opportunity with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • The first prize is $3000 cash, there is a second prize of $1000, and a $500 Audience Choice prize.

Event Partner

Sydney Eisteddfod’s activities revolve around the presentation of the annual Sydney Eisteddfod, a competitive performing arts festival that runs from May to September and attracts around 35,000 entrants with a program of just under 350 classical and contemporary events. During this period, it provides performance opportunities for singers, dancers, actors, musicians, composers, bands, choirs and orchestras in seventeen venues across the Sydney area