Henkell Family Fund


Australian International Opera Awards

The annual Australian International Opera Award is worth up to A$50,000 and is intended to cover all tuition, board and lodging, plus travel to and from Australia and a living allowance to cover incidental expenses for 10 months at the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, Wales (WIAV).

The WIAV is based at the University of Wales. Its Director is the world renowned tenor, Dennis O'Neill CBE. The Academy was formed in 2006 and, thanks to the unique and intense way that it teaches and its ability to attract superstars of the opera world to run its master classes, it is already widely recognised as the best postgraduate school of its type in the world. Its goal is to help professional young singers to prepare themselves for an international career in opera.

Cultural Support

Abbotsford Convent
Australian Bach Society
Australian International Opera Awards
Australian National Academy Of Music
Australian Youth Orchestra
Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust
Lieder Society of Victoria
Lyric Opera
Melbourne Bach Choir
Melbourne Opera Company
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Mietta Song Award
More Than Opera Ltd.
MTO German-Australian Opera Grant
Opera Australia
Opera Foundation Australia
Opera Scholars Australia
Opera Studio Melbourne
Opera Society
Orchestra Victoria
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
The Arts Centre
The Wagner Society
Victorian Opera
3MBS (Classic Radio)

German Australian Community Support

Deutsche Schule Melbourne
German-Australian Welfare Society
German Lutheran Trinity Church

Hardship Relief

CanTeen (Supporting Young People Living with Cancer)
Martin Luther Homes (Aged Care)
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Tabulam & Templer Homes (Aged Care)
The Lost Dogs' Home
Very Special Kids