JEMS 2024 Application!

The Accompanists’ Guild of S.A provides an opportunity for six or seven young pianists still in primary school to enjoy a new experience, that of performing as accompanist or ensemble pianist with like-minded musicians of their own age. The pianists will be joined by instrumentalists and/or singers chosen by the Convenor in consultation with teachers. The results of preparation will be presented in a recorded and filmed public concert.

Appointment of new President of the Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia.

Appointment of new President of the Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia.

We are delighted to announce that Gina Macri is the new President of AGSA.She will be replacing Leonie Hempton OAM who is stepping down after five years as President.
Gina has been a member of the Guild for many years and brings a wealth of experience to this position. She is the convenor of Young Accompanists’ Showcase (YAS), creating a very successful platform for young secondary aged pianists. Gina has also been part of the organising committees for several AGSA festivals, bringing her organisational skills and connections to help present exciting events.
We look forward to the next years under her leadership and hope that you will all support her and the Guild!

Mary Le Page OAM

Mary Le Page OAM
It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Mary Le Page OAM at the age of 94
Mary had a distinguished career reaching back to the 1960’s as a music educator, teacher,
accompanist and mentor for students.
She was highly respected, and had significant involvement with many musical organisations,
particularly in South Australia.
As an active member of the Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia for more than 20 years,
Mary served as President, jury member for several Accompanist competitions, as well as
being an enthusiastic and capable committee member. She was made an Honorary Life
Member of the Guild.
She was a regular accompanist for SA Department of Education Music Branch and the
Catholic Schools Music Festival, as well as accompanying, coaching and mentoring countless
instrumentalists and singers preparing for their school and tertiary examinations.
Mary was not only an experienced music educator but also a social worker, psychologist, and
comforting friend for those she was accompanying and mentoring. 
She will be greatly missed by her many friends and colleagues.

Winner of the 2023 Geoffrey Parsons Award Announced!

Winner of the 2023 Geoffrey Parsons Award Announced!

Congratulations to Paul Cheung, the 2023 winner of the Geoffrey Parsons Award!
Paul is from New South Wales, and with his associate artist Wendy Kong (violin), they performed Gabriel Fauré Sonata No 1 (1st Movt), Elgar Salut d’amour  and Beethoven Sonata in Eb Op 12, 1st Movt. as well as the Set Work – Sonatine for Oboe and Piano Movt 1 and 2 by Pierre Sancan

The other finalists were Simón Pazos Quintana, Ching Pong Ng and Cindy Luo (who won the Winston Music Award).

The Jury with Clemens Leske as Chair, commended all the musicians on an excellent level of performance.

Festival of Accompanists, 13-17 June 2018 – Guest Artists: Piano Duo Lisa Moore & Sonya Lifschitz

Lisa Moore & Sonya Lifschitz

For five days in June 2018 pianists young and old, professionals and students, will create untold excitement on multiple pianos – from two to 32 – uprights, grands and even professional toy pianos in private teaching studios, schools and public