There are plenty of exciting young Australian artists dreaming of making it big, so reducing our long list to 30 was far from easy. After much discussion, we have identified the instrumentalists, composers, conductors and singers who are not only seriously talented but also have that special ‘x’ factor. How will their careers develop? Only time will tell, but this is our pick of the stars of tomorrow.

Eleven instrumentalists

Andrew Blanch, Classical Guitar

Sydney-based Andrew Blanch is a musician determined to develop in areas not always associated with classical guitar. A first-class honours graduate of Timothy Kain’s class at...