All good things ultimately come to an end, but as the curtain falls on the 2015 McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod, a new and exciting generation of outstanding young artists is already rising from Sydney Eisteddfod stages.
As the standard reached in every category of the 2015 Festival was truly magnificent, Sydney Eisteddfod is enthusiastic about the challenges ahead and believes some of its most recent winners will carry its reputation into new and exciting areas in Australia and throughout the world.
Soprano Eleanor Greenwood who won the 2015 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria and Harrison Lee winner of the 2015 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Ballet Scholarship are both extraordinarily talented and clearly have successful careers ahead of them. The same can be said of 16-year-old violinist Lily Higson-Spence, who won the NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship, David Soo, winner of the Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship and Lania Atkins who claimed the Rober t & Elizabeth Alber t Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship. This year, the choirs also performed sensationally with the Fort Street High School Chamber Choir and the Choir of Southern Lights leading the way.
There were many big changes in 2015 as Sydney Eisteddfod embraced technology, moving its syllabus to an online format and opening digital submission for its major opera scholarship.
Admittedly, change is in the air, but with its decades of experience and wealth of talent, Sydney Eisteddfod is confident that an exciting new era is about to begin.