Howard Sleath in 1974

Current string students are invited to apply for the 2018 Sleath String Performance Prize.

The finals will be held on Wednesday 2 May beginning at 7:30pm. Depending on the number of applications, there may be a preliminary competition held on Friday 27 April from 11:00am-2:00pm.

About the Prize

Howard Fortnam Sleath (1899-1984) was well-known to instrumentalists throughout Australia for the excellence of his craftsmanship and skill as a maker of stringed instruments. In 1974 he donated a set of four instruments (two violins, a viola and a cello) to The University of Queensland Department of Music.

Following his death, the University of Queensland received a bequest from Howard Sleath to assist the study of stringed instruments played with a bow. The annual Sleath String Performance Prize is one of the activities funded from that bequest.