Winners from the 2022 Clasax Performance Competition
1st – Donvale Christian College Junior Trio
2nd – St Kevin’s College Glendalough Clarinet Ensemble
3rd – Donvale Christian College Junior Woodwind Ensemble
INTERMEDIATE LARGE ENSEMBLES
1st – St Kevin’s College Intermediate Large Clarinet Ensemble
2nd – Caulfield Grammar School Ensemble
3rd – Korowa Anglican Girls’ School Ensemble
INTERMEDIATE SMALL ENSEMBLES
1st – Donvale Christian College Intermediate Clarinet Trio
2nd – St Kevin’s College Intermediate Small Clarinet Ensemble
1st – Caulfield Grammar School Stand Up Saxes
2nd – St Kevin’s College Senior Large Clarinet Ensemble
3rd – St Kevon’s College Senior Small Clarinet Ensemble
4th – Caulfield Grammar School Senior Ensemble
10 YEARS AND UNDER
1st Mya Li 2nd Aaron Weichen Wang 3rd Aixuan Stephanie Gu
Highly Commended Hongkun Ren Hank, Zijun Kuang Janice, Ruiqi Wang Tony, Jonathon Liu, Michael Yuchen Duan, Oxley Kwok Lam Ng
12 YEARS AND UNDER SECTION A
1st Rowan Tien 2nd James Zhang 3rd Elaine Li
Encouragement William Windeyer
Highly Commended Iris Lu, Zoe Wong
12 YEARS AND UNDER SECTION B
1st Daniel Man Jun Cheung 2nd Aaron Weichen Wang 3rd Eason Wang
Encouragement Mingyuan Li Ethan
Highly Commended Kayla Kewei Hong, Joshua Wayed Hobday
14 YEARS AND UNDER
1ST Hannah Yang 2nd Grace Shen 3rd Luke Wang
Encouragement Amity Brumbaugh
Highly Commended Aaron Weichen Wang, Kayla Kewei Hong, Elaine Li, Elena He
16 YEARS AND UNDER
1st Kayla Kewei Hong 2nd Elaine Li 3rd Hannah Yang
18 YEARS AND UNDER
1st Tom Lowe 2nd Jorja Withall 3rd Long Shi
AMEB GRADES 1-2
1st Joshua Chen 2nd Patrick Gao 3rd Michael Yuchen Duan
Highly Commended Matthew Chaung, William Windeyer
AMEB GRADES 3-4
1st Oxley Kwok Lam Ng 2nd Jonathan Liu 3rd Isabella Yang
Highly Commended Zoe Wong, Jin Yuan Zhang, Michael Yuchen Duan
AMEB GRADES 5-6
1st Rowan Tien 2nd Kate Ong 3rd Mya Li
Highly Commended Rowan Foletta, Charlotte Chaung, Yechen Lu, Jason Huang
AMEB GRADES 7-8
1st Harry Hailin Xue
1st Simon Perry 2nd Enle Ryan Li 3rd Eve Ferrie
1st Eve Ferrie 2nd James Zhang 3rd Long Shi
Highly Commended Ngai Tak Li Chloe
1st Aisha Bowker 2nd Jessica Higgins
CLASAX CHAMPIONSHIP 12 YEARS AND UNDER
1st Kayla Kewei Hong 2nd Daniel Man Jun Cheung 3rd William Windeyer
CLASAX CHAMPIONSHIP 15 YEARS AND UNDER
1st James Zhang 2nd Kayla Kewei Hong 3rd Starla Tong
CLASAX CHAMPIONSHIP 18 YEARS AND UNDER
1st Eve Ferrie 2nd Kayla Kewei Hong
CLASAX TERTIARY SAXOPHONE COMPETITION
1st Justinn Lu 2nd Zac Broeren 3rd Chen-Yu Yang
BACKUN TERTIARY CLARINET COMPETITION
1st Georgia White 2nd Lily Tamir-Regev 3rd Ryan Lynch
Highly Commended Patrick Vaughan
2022 Clasax Performance Competition
The Clasax Performance Competition returns for 2022 and will be held on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June at Fintona Girls School, Balwyn.
The event brochure can be viewed via clasax.org/events/clasax-performance-competition-2022.
Entries close Friday 16 May.
Highlights from the 2021 Clasax Performance Competition
Amy Broeksteeg, Backun Tertiary Event winner at the 2021 Clasax Performance Competition. On the left is her teacher at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music David Griffiths, and on the right is Clasax President JoAnn Griffiths. Amy won a Backun Q Series clarinet sponsored by Backun Musical Services.
Emily Gittins was the winner of the Buffet VCE Event at the 2021 Performance Competition. Emily won $500 sponsored by Buffet Crampon. Pictured are JoAnn Griffiths, Clasax President. Emily Gittins, and Brian Ebert of Ozwinds.
2021 Clasax Performance Competition
After an enforced hiatus, the Clasax Performance Competition returns for 2022 and will be held on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June at Fintona Girls School, Balwyn.
The event brochure can be viewed via clasax.org/events/clasax-performance-competition-2021.
Entries close Friday 14 May.
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