Over 80 entries across the country have been narrowed down to eight young winners for the 2019 Fanfare Competition, announced Artology, which manages the annual event. They include seven teens, including two who are only 12 years of age. Jasmine Lai (12) from Victoria will be working on Coronation Fanfare, James Brew (12) from NSW on Jubilation, Yuzhi Wang (14) from NSW on Momentum Fanfare, Audrey Ormella (16) from NSW on The Colour of Potential, Sebastian Lingane (17) from Tasmania on The Beginnings of a Journey, Claire Houghton (18) from NSW on Excuse Me!, Daniel Duque (19) from ACT on Fanfare Horizon, and Finn Clarke (20) from Tasmania on Epiphany.

The Australian Youth Orchestra. Photograph courtesy of Artology

Each composer will attend workshop sessions mentored by Australian composers Nicholas Vines, Lyle Chan and Chrysoulla Markoulli during July, August and September, and will have their works recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO). Each composition will then be broadcast at the Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, and the Perth Concert Hall.

Originally modelled on the Royal Opera House (ROH) Fanfare competition in London, and now in...