Past Winners

Welcome to the Ara Music Awards

This is the most prestigious music competition for primary-intermediate aged children in Australasia.

These awards not only provides a financial support towards tuition fees and replacement instruments, but also gives young people, public performance experience, feedback on their musicianship and provides a talent pool of soloists for APPA events.

This years Awardees are;

Overall winner:

Jifei Shao

Distinction Strings:

Hayden Chiu


Alex Bai

Janice Tsai

Shan Liu

Sunny Liu

Most Promising:

Caitlin Chen


Special thanks to the Judges:

Amalia Hall

Virginia Hopkins

Christina Bevan

Justin Bird

Guest Judge

Lara Hall