Henkell Family Fund


Lieder Society of Victoria

In 1975, inspired by a visit to Australia of the famous bass-baritone Hans Hotter, Melbourne based singer and teacher Loris Synan decided to investigate whether a State Society could be formed to keep the art of lieder and art song performance before the public.   The idea was taken up by many of Melbourne’s finest musicians and the Lieder Society was born.


Organized by the Lieder Society of Victoria is Australia’s most prestigious German art song competition. It provides encouragement for aspiring concert performers through a series of recitals where singers and pianists compete for valuable prizes.


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