Anna Stephens. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
22-year-old Soprano Anna Stephens has been awarded the 2018 Fine Music Young Virtuoso of the Year Award for NSW and will represent Fine Music 102.5 in the National Young Virtuoso Award in November.
Finalists in the 2018 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Finals (YVA) were selected as qualifying participants in The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, The Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship and The Sydney Eisteddfod John Allison & Kawai Piano Scholarship. The other YVA finalists, included classical guitarists Jeffrey Cheah and Dennis Van Rooyen; flautist Jessica Scott; tenor Joshua Oxley; and pianist Nicholas Kennedy. Anna earned her place in the the final after a beautiful performance in the 2018 Semi-Final of The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship.
The 2018 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Final was held in The Founders Studio at Fine Music 102.5 and broadcast live on radio on Sunday 14 October 2018.