Ennes Mehmedbasic on stage at the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
After attracting attention as a finalist in the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship, 19-year-old oboist Ennes Mehmedbasic is gaining reputation as one of the most promising young musicians in the country.
Following his appearance at Sydney Eisteddfod, Ennes trounced four talented rivals in the NSW final of the 2014 Fine Music 102.5 Young Virtuoso Award. One success leads to another and by winning the NSW final, Ennes has qualified to represent the State in the National Finals of the Young Virtuoso Award in Adelaide on Saturday, 22 November.
Ennes, who began playing the oboe at the age of 11, has since won various competitions including the Australasian Double Reed Competition and the 2012 Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition. He has participated in master-classes with globally acclaimed oboists Francois Leleux and Nick Deutsch and is now studying with Diana Doherty, principal oboe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Sydney Eisteddfod wishes Ennes every success in the National Final and looks forward to welcoming him back to their stages in 2015.