Young Artists

At Melbourne Recital Centre, we are dedicated to the development of young artists throughout Victoria.

Our programs for exceptional young musicians provide a range of high quality learning, engagement, and performance opportunities, to ensure you are supported throughout your journey to reach your full musical potential.

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The Accelerando Program provides an opportunity for exceptional young artists to take their music to the next level. A tailored learning program, passionate students with an advanced musical ability on solo instrument or voice will undertake a year-long program working in collaboration with Australia’s premier music facility.


Regional Master Classes

Running alongside our Victorian Touring program, the Centre takes a range of acclaimed musicians and presents them in schools across the state for the highest quality tutelage through our Regional Master Class series.


Regional Music Award

An exciting opportunity for young musicians living in rural or regional Victoria, the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award is a music specialist prize including instrumental lessons, concert tickets and more.



As part of out Exceptional Young Artists program, the Centre offers a range of opportunities to support and inspire the next generation of talented musicians, including annual competitions that showcase tomorrow’s music leaders on the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage.


Professional Master Classes

Join some of the world’s finest musicians for a revelatory master class and discover more about the music you love. Melbourne Recital Centre’s Master Class program provides essential artistic development opportunities that benefit young Australian artists and offer insights and learning for patrons as well.


Music Talks

Melbourne Recital Centre is a place of discovery and enrichment. Simply experiencing a live performance reveals new insights, details you might never have noticed and the chance to watch the performer or ensemble react to the music and each other. If you want to go deeper into what makes music work or the effect it has on our mind and wellbeing, Melbourne Recital Centre regularly presents informative and entertaining talks.


Free Music in the Salon

Melbourne Recital Centre opens the doors of its intimate Salon on one Monday each month from March to December for FREE open rehearsals featuring the very best of Melbourne’s chamber musicians.

Musical Explorations

This series of lively illustrated talks presented by experts in the field is designed to introduce you to key figures and concepts in music history, complete with live musical demonstrations.


The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award

The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award is a music specialist prize for applicants who live in, and attend a Victorian Government school in, rural or regional Victoria.