Experience the talents of the finalists from the 43rd National Youth Concerto Competition (NYCC), Australia's leading competition for young string soloists. Recitalists from around Australia perform a program of lively sonatas showcasing their remarkable musicianship. The NYCC is recognised as the most prestigious competition in Australia for string soloists aged up to 17 years. Established by Queensland Youth Orchestras in 1976 to encourage the development of young Australian string players, the Competition boasts an impressive list of past winners including Jane Peters (1978), Richard Tognetti (1980), Nicholas Milton (1985), Li-Wei Qin (1993), and Ray Chen (2002). This recital will open the week-long competition.