The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (MICMC) is one of the world’s great chamber music launching pads. Presenting an event of the size and scale of MICMC is only possible with the support of generous individuals and corporate partners.
In 2018, Musica Viva will produce the event with strategic support from the Australian National Academy of Music and the Melbourne Recital Centre. MICMC is the recipient of a major grant from Creative Victoria and receives additional support from the University of Melbourne, the Robert Salzer Foundation and Tom Bruce AM & Beth Brown.
However, more support is needed to bring the 8th MICMC to life.
A number of unique opportunities exist to contribute to the 2018 Competition. These include:
Artistic Director Chair
The Artistic Director selects competitors, jurors and repertoire, commissions new works and is the heart of the Competition. A gift in this category will support Wilma Smith in her role as Artistic Director of the 8th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
Musica Viva is committed to supporting young musicians in their artistic development and providing access to all ensembles that demonstrate the level of artistic talent necessary to compete in this prestigious and career changing competition.
A gift in this category will provide a quartet with airfares to Australia and accommodation during their stay in Melbourne. As a Quartet Sponsor you will enjoy a private dinner with the ensemble you support, premium seating at all heats and finals and an invitation to a champagne reception to welcome the artists to Melbourne.
A gift in this category will provide a trio with airfares to Australia and accommodation during their stay in Melbourne. As a Trio Sponsor you will enjoy a private dinner with the ensemble you support, premium seating at all heats and finals, and an invitation to a champagne reception to welcome the artists to Melbourne.
An essential instrument common to each trio and quartet is the cello. Transporting these valuable instruments across the world with due care requires the purchase of an additional airline seat.
A gift in this category will support the cost of flying sixteen cellos across the world – and back again!
An international jury of highly respected musicians and music industry professionals will adjudicate the 8th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. This jury has been hand selected by Artistic Director, Wilma Smith and chosen with consideration for experience, reputation, instrumentation, gender balance and influence in the international chamber music world.
While in Melbourne, select jury members will engage in masterclasses with students from the Australian National Academy of Music.
A gift in this category will support the cost of bringing seven internationally distinguished musicians to Melbourne, providing accommodation during their stay and a series of workshops and masterclasses for young Australian musicians.
You may consider joining with a group of friends or like-minded individuals in a syndicate to support the 8th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. This is a wonderful way to become involved in nurturing the careers of young musicians.
For a confidential conversation about opportunities to support the Competition, please call:
Partnerships Manager, Victoria
T: +61 3 9682 4488
M: +61 425 715 618
Click here for more information about the competition.