Once the timetable is completed (in mid May) a final list of allocated accompanists and their contact details will be posted here.
If you intend using this accompanist, you must contact him/her AT LEAST ONE WEEK and preferably TWO WEEKS before your scheduled performance.
If the accompaniment is complex and likely to require multiple rehearsals please make contact WELL AHEAD OF TIME - these accompaniments cannot preclude time for other performers to obtain a rehearsal. In WIND and STRING sections please make contact no later than TWO WEEKS ahead of performance as there are a great number of competitors to manage rehearsals with in this sections.
Accompanists are not required to sight-read music on the day, and need time to prepare the item.
Live piano accompaniments ONLY are allowed in sections where an official accompanist is provided. However competitors may choose to use their own accompanist, who will be admitted to the session free of charge.
Audio Backing for Junior Classical Vocal Events
AUDIO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JUNIOR SOLOS. For junior classical and folk solo events live accompaniment is strongly recommended but a competitor who is 12 or under may bring in their own sound equipment to provide audio backing. This needs to be set up before the section starts - please arrive at least 30 minutes before the section starts to arrange this. NO MICROPHONE may be used.
NOTE: Official accompanists are not normally provided for the Pop/Rock Vocal or Amplified events, as audio equipment is provided for CD backing on those occasions, but singers may provide their own accompanists if they wish.
Vocal Official Accompanists - 2022
NOTE - there is no official SENIOR accompanist engaged for 2022 as almost all contestants have opted to bring their own accompanists for the last couple of years.
Main Phone Contact
Other Contact Details
no official accompanist
- contact the vocal convenor if help needed to find accompanist
Instrumental Official Accompanists - 2022
Seniors (50+) Event Official Accompanist - 2022