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Sydney Organ Competition

PRIZEWINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Welcome to the Sydney Organ Competition website, a truly historic occasion in the life of the Society, as we announce the prizewinners of our very first online competition.

As a consequence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with its uncertain time frame of relaxing travel restrictions and public gatherings guidelines, the OMSS reluctantly decided to postpone the Open Section until 2021, and to proceed with the Preliminary, Junior and Intermediate Sections in an online format.

We were delighted to have received a record number of entries, and our adjudicators have worked diligently to carefully evaluate and comment on each performance.

Individual reports will be mailed out to all contestants in the next few days, along with information about the conferring of prize money, certificates and trophies.

A huge thank you to all our contestants, their wonderful teachers - and parents, our distinguished adjudicators Simon Nieminski and Jim Abraham, and the OMSS Education Committee for the part you all played in turning challenging circumstances into such a successful event.

Preliminary Section

Friends of the Sydney Town Hall First Prize $250

Johann Kent Thompson


Friends of the Sydney Town Hall Encouragement Award $100

Yalena Rosie Thompson


Highly Commended

Josh Bautista


Junior Section

Michael Dyer First Prize $500

Ava Pudney


Friends of the Sydney Town Hall Second Prize $300

Alex Fan


Friends of the Sydney Town Hall Encouragement Award $100

Sean Weatherley


The Ron Roberts Prize - Best Baroque performance (across Preliminary and Junior) $150

Ava Pudney


Highly Commended

Jack Theakston and Bailey Yeates


Intermediate Section

The Friends of the Sydney Town Hall First Prize $1,500

Callum Knox


The Doris and George Vern-Barnett Memorial Prize $500  and OMSS Intermediate 2nd Place Award $500

Equal Second Place: Jayden Lohe and Louie Chen


The Friends of the Sydney Town Hall Encouragement Award $200

Scott Peter Thompson


Highly Commended

Matthew Nelson Dobell-Brown, Makito Mizushima and Yuzhi Wang