The orchestra also showcases young soloists and composers. The AYO Soloist Competition offers existing orchestra members the chance to compete for a concerto appearance with the orchestra. There are also generous monetary prizes with a first prize of $2,000 and a further $4,000 for other categories.

The orchestra accompanied Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in her youth and, more recently, John Chen and Amitai Pati (Sol3Mio and Lexus Song Quest winner, 2012). 

 

Past Competition Winners

    2016    Noah Rudd (oboe)
    2015    Eva Ding (flute)
    2014    Jacky Siu (cello)
    2013    Jim Wu (violin)
    2012    Olivia Frances (violin)
    2011    Albee Ai (bassoon)