Henkell Family Fund


Mietta Song Award

From the beginning, the Award aimed to assist singers to develop their skills, in Master Classes conducted by distinguished performers at the time of the competition, and, by providing opportunities for study and performance in Australia and overseas, to further their careers. The winner of the 2006 competition, Alexandra Sherman, has since appeared in John Adams’ Nixon in China at the English National Opera; Rossini’s La Donna del Lago at Garsington Opera; and Opera Australia’s production of Alcina. The 2006 winning accompanist, Amir Farid, is one of Melbourne’s most admired pianists and a member of the prize-winning Benaud Trio. The 2008 winner, Maria Okunev, has been performing in Australia and overseas as well as being featured in ABC concerts. The 2010 winner, James Roser, has been performing at the Victorian Governor’s Recital Series at Government House and throughout Australia and overseas.

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