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Dorcas McClean Scholarship Finals

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted by the University of Melbourne, the Dorcas McClean scholarship is the most prestigious violin competition in Australia, attracting Australia’s most talented young players (17-25) who come from far and wide to compete. Each of the six contestants will present a full-length recital in Hanson Dyer Auditorium at the Ian Potter Southbank Centre at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on 10 and 11 February 2022. Three finalists will be selected to perform a complete Mozart violin concerto on 13 February, accompanied by the Melbourne Conservatorium’s Camerata Orchestra with conductor Richard Davis. The event will also feature a guest artist recital on 12 February.

Representing the Australian National Academy of Music, Colburn Conservatory of Music (Los Angeles), Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Munich), Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne, competitors include: David Carreon, Leanne McGowan, Mana Ohashi, Emily Su, Jackie Wong, and Grace Wu.

Alongside the competition, the Conservatorium will present the inaugural Australian National Violin Conference. The ANVC will present performances, master classes, lectures and interviews exploring the rich heritage of Australian violin playing and teaching, its roots and traditions, and leading exponents of violinists through the generations.


February 13
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm