Sac 1600x350 Lockdownlegends 10aug20

You can now enter eligible ensembles for Lockdown Legends, part of the inaugural Strike A Chord national chamber music championship.

All entries must be submitted online before 11:59pm AEST Thursday 19 November 2020. For more information on how to enter click here.


Groups from Victoria* that have been under extended/renewed COVID restrictions during Term 3 are eligible to enter Lockdown Legends.

Groups must not have submitted an entry to the main Strike A Chord championship.


Groups must submit a video of their performance (4-12 minutes) and an optional spoken introduction video (3 minutes max). See Lockdown Legends Rules and Regulations for details.

*Please ensure current Victorian Government guidelines are adhered to and be sure to check the DHHS website for updates and restrictions.


1st Prize – $2,500
2nd Prize – $1,500
3rd Prize – $800
4th-6th Prizes – $200 each

All Lockdown Legends entrants will also be eligible for the following Strike A Chord prizes:

  • Melbourne Recital Centre Regional Prize
  • Australian National Academy of Music Prize
  • Flinders Quartet Mentorship Prize
  • Bendigo Chamber Music Festival Prize
  • Australian Composition Prize – For the best performance of an Australian work, including compositions by the entrants. $1500 cash
  • Casio Prizes – For a group from a school or institution in need of a better piano. Find out how you can win here
  • Novice Prize – If every member of your group has been learning their instrument for less than 2 years you may be eligible to win a novice prize. Find out how to enter

Winners of these prizes will be announced at the Lockdown Legends Final, Sunday December 6.