Sleath String Performance Prize

Current string students are invited to apply for the 2020 Sleath String Performance Prize.

The finals and Heats in 2020 will be confirmed soon.

Howard Sleath in 1974

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.