2021 Clasax Performance Competition
After an enforced hiatus, the Clasax Performance Competition returns for 2021 and will be held on June 18 and 19 at Fintona Girls School, Balwyn.
The event brochure can be viewed via clasax.org/events/clasax-performance-competition-2021.
Entries close Friday May 14. To pay your entry fee via PayPal, please visit clasax.org/events/clasax-performance-competition-2021-pay-here.
2020 Clasax Performance Competition
Building on the success of the 2019 performance competition where over 150 performers competed, we are proud to announce that the Clasax Performance Competition will take place on Friday 12 June (ensembles) and Saturday 13 June (solos) at Fintona Girls School in Balwyn.
2 new categories are set to be included this year, an under 19 single piece and an AMEB Certificate level (A.Mus, L.Mus) categories.
- Gillian Kinnear will adjudicate the 10 Years and Under to 15 Years and Under sections.
- Michael Lichnovsky will adjudicate the 16 & 18 Years and Under and Open sections.
- Barry Fletcher will adjudicate the Ensemble sections.
2019 Clasax Performance Competition
We are excited to share that the 2019 Clasax Performance Competition will take place on Friday 14 June (ensembles) and Saturday 15 June (solos) at Fintona Girls School in Balwyn.
Entries close Monday 13 May: competition details, membership forms, and entry forms are found in the 2019 Clasax Performance Competition Brochure.
Payments for entries can be made via PayPal through this website.
- Penny Karahalios will adjudicate the 10 Years and Under to 15 Years and Under sections.
- Paul Williams will adjudicate the 16 & 18 Years and Under and Open sections, the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition, and the Yamaha Saxophone Competition.
- Jason Digby will adjudicate the Ensemble sections.
2018 Clasax Performance Competition
- Ensemble and Duet sections: Lachlan Davidson
- 10 years and under to 16 years and under sections: Jenny Meachem
- 18 years and under and Open sections, and the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition: Kate Stockwin
- Yamaha Saxophone Competition: Sarah Beale
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2017 Clasax & Buffet Crampon Performance Competition
Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June, 2017, Fintona Girls’ School Balwyn. Please access the 2017 flyer via this link: Clasax & Buffet Crampon Performance Competition
- Philip Green will adjudicate the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Award.
- Chris Ondaatje will adjudicate the senior sections, and will co-adjudicate the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Award
- Megan George will adjudicate the 10 years and under to 16 years and under sections
- Jason Xanthoudakis will adjudicate the Duets and Ensembles sections.
Enter now! Entries close Monday May 15 2017.
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2016 Clasax Performance Competition
Our annual competition was held on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June 2016, at Fintona Girls School. Congratulations to our prizewinners:
1st Scotch College Clarinet Ensemble 2nd Eltham High School Clarinets 3rd PLC Clarinet Quartet
Highly Commended PLC Licorice Sticks
Senior Small Ensembles
1st Sax@Scotch Quartet 2nd Eltham High School Senior Quartet 3rd Lowther Hall Clarinet Quartet
Highly Commended Korowa Anglican Girls School Saxophone Trio
Senior Large Ensembles
1st Eltham High School Saxophones 2nd Eltham High School Clarinets 3rd PLC Clarinets
Highly Commended Clarion Ensemble (Trinity Grammar)
10 years and under
1st Yunren Zhang 2nd Yi Wei Wang 3rd Hamish Davies
Encouragement Award William Zhang
12 years and under
1st Luke Jiang 2nd Brendan Jin Hyun Park 3rd James Li
Highly Commended Olivia Spyrou
12 years and under CLASAX Championship
1st Ewen Wang 14 years and under
1st Maella Teele 2nd Ivy Cheng 3rd Nick Shen
Highly Commended Jordan Barclay
15 years and under Australian Composition
1st Jordan Barclay 2nd Ewen Wang 3rd Yangyang Ni
16 years and under
1st Eddie Chen 2nd Jordan Barclay 3rd Rory Hughes
Encouragement Awards Sophie Nixon Yinchi Chu Nick Garland
18 years and under Isobel Carter Award – Saxophones
1st Cameron Yung 2nd Nick Garland 3rd Eleanor Moller
18 years and under Isobel Carter Award – Clarinets
1st Tracy Chen 2nd Isobel Thompson 3rd Eddie Chen
Highly Commended Harrison Petrou Encouragement Award Alexander Carey
18 years and under CLASAX Championship
1st Viktoriia Mironova 3rd Jonathan Duan
Highly Commended and Encouragement Award Eleanor Moller
18 years and under Australian Composition
1st Eleanor Moller 2nd Eddie Chen 3rd Alexander Carey
Highly Commended Ebony McMaster
Open Unaccompanied Hugo Stockigt Award
1st Ruby Lulham 2nd Liam Samat 3rd Ebony McMaster
Highly Commended and Encouragement Award Georgina Frazer
Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition
1st Kenny Keppel 2nd Andrew Fong