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Nurturing young artists

Nurturing young artists

Opportunities for young Victorians to learn from the very best.

From master classes to competitions, commissions to workshops and a fellowship program for gifted secondary students, the Centre’s artist development initiatives educate and challenge young musicians. We offer young Victorians unique opportunities to learn from the best in the world, collaborate with Australia’s finest ensembles and perform in the Centre’s world class performance spaces. All of these are essential to the development of any musician and support Melbourne’s vibrant musical landscape. These initiatives are made possible through donations to the Centre’s Artist Development and Master Class Leadership Circles with new initiatives supported by the Elisabeth Murdoch Creative Development Fund.


I’ve always been interested in encouraging young people. I’m delighted my support allows students to add marketing, writing and presentation skills to their bows, along with exceptional musical talent.


Melbourne Recital Centre has been my favourite venue for musical experience since its inception. My late husband and I wanted to  see international artists teaching advanced local students. Our support of the Centre’s master classes gives practical support that develops our collective music future.

Join Us and help to nurture aspiring young artists

Your gift will help provide essential artistic development opportunities that benefit young Australian artists by connecting them the very best from Australia and around the world.

Elisabeth Murdoch Creative Development Fund

New projects that support artist development and accessibility

Giving Syndicates - Ensemble Giovane

Members of the business community in support of masterclasses.