ANAM Concerto Competition

Hosted by Sue Sweetland, Audience Liaison

One of the highlights of the ANAM calendar is the Final of the Concerto Competition, held annually in November in Hobart.

Join Sue Sweetland and a group of ANAM supporters for the 2017 Final, featuring three outstanding ANAM musicians performing in concert with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra on the stage of Federation Hall in Hobart.

In addition, meet the musicians, visit MONA and discover Tasmania’s booming food and wine scene. Stay in the lap of luxury at the brand-new (opening mid-2017) MACq 01 Hotel on the waterfront.

Arrive in Hobart, Tasmania’s waterfront capital located at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington, and check-in to your hotel – the new MACq 01 in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront. Developed and managed by Federal Hotels, the MACq01 promises an equally unique and exceptional experience as at its sister property, the iconic Henry Jones Art Hotel.

Tonight, join Sue and fellow ANAM supporters for welcome drinks and dinner at one of Hobart’s fine restaurants.


After breakfast travel by ferry to MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art – located on a private peninsula on the Derwent River, and part of the Moorilla Estate. Opened in January 2011, it is the largest privately funded museum in the southern hemisphere, housing antiquities and modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection.

At your leisure, return by ferry to the Brooke Street dock. Afternoon at leisure to explore Salamanca markets, a celebration of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers, or visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Following a pre-concert dinner, attend the Finals of the ANAM Concerto Competition. Three outstanding young musicians will perform with the Tasmanian Symphony on the stage of Federation Concert Hall.

The ANAM Concerto Competition is an integral part of ANAM’s performance training, ultimately providing our young musicians with a supported understanding of the processes and rigour of solo performance with an orchestra.  The Final Round is the culmination of Rounds One and Two earlier in the year.

Following the concert, join the finalists, ANAM representatives and members of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for drinks.


After a leisurely breakfast, check-out of the hotel and depart for a day in the Coal River Valley.

Begin with a visit to historic Richmond, which boasts more than 50 Georgian buildings. The town’s most photographed landmark is the Richmond Bridge built by convicts in the 1820s and the oldest bridge in Australia. The Richmond Gaol is also the oldest gaol in Australia. Standing inside the stone cells gives an eerie insight into the hardships and brutality of convict life in early Van Diemen’s Land.

Continue along the Coal River Valley, stopping for a tasting at one of many specialist, premium ‘cool climate’ wine producers, before arrival at Frogmore Estate for a private tasting and a special farewell lunch.

Tour arrangements conclude with a transfer to nearby Hobart Airport (arrival not later than 3.15 PM), in time for flights ex-HOBART at 4.30 PM or later. Alternatively, return to the MACq 01 Hotel for extra nights in Hobart (available on request).


Per person, twin-share

AUD 1,450

Single supplement*

AUD 450

Deposit (per person) at time of booking

AUD 250

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.

Final payment due

02 October 2017

Tour code


Fitness level

Please see booking conditions for fitness level definitions.


Please contact Renaissance Tours or your travel agent for assistance.

Tour price includes

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a Superior Waterfront Room with daily breakfast (B)
  • Meals as per itinerary (L=Lunch, D=Dinner). Wines with meals
  • Premium-reserve ticket to the Final of the ANAM Concerto Competition
  • Visit to MONA including return ferry tickets
  • Post-performance drinks with ANAM finalists
  • Sightseeing, including entrance fees as per itinerary, in comfortable air-conditioned coaches
  • Transfer to Hobart Airport on Sunday afternoon 19 November
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • Hotel porterage (one piece per person)

Tour price does not include

  • Flights to/from Hobart
  • Transfer on arrival
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone, laundry, minibar etc.)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)


Your hotel
MACq 01 Hotel


The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of the most exceptional young classical musicians from Australia and New Zealand. Renowned for its innovation and energy, ANAM is committed to pushing the boundaries of how music is presented and performed.

During the year, the academy invites an impressive list of national and international guest artists to work with their musicians and faculty to present over 180 events including concerts, masterclasses and discussions. Contributing to the vibrancy of the local music culture, ANAM aims to inspire future music leaders encouraging audiences to share the journey.


ANAM musicians in performance

ANAM musicians in performance