Members of Musicus Medicus
The partnership between NSW Doctors Orchestra, Musicus Medicus and Sydney Eisteddfod will continue to flourish this coming 2016 festival season. Since it’s first fundraising concert for Sydney Eisteddfod in 2009, Musicus Medicus has sought to share its passion for the performing arts and has since developed into a key investor in the future of inspiring instrumentalists. 2016 will mark their 7th year sponsoring the ‘NSW Doctors Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship’, open to young musicians between 16-25 years of age, who show expertise in the fields of strings, woodwind or brass instruments, worth $10,500 annually.
This year, Musicus Medicus, is set to take audiences on a journey across the globe in their annual fundraising concert entitled, ‘Around The World in 80 Minutes’. Proceeds from the concert will directly go towards the NSW Doctors Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship, in addition to this year’s chosen charity, Save Sight Institute. The concert will feature approximately 80 doctors and medical students from New South Wales, as well as esteemed pianist Simon Tedeschi, who will perform Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. This year will also see a new addition to the annual concert cast, featuring the beautiful vocals of Hummingsong Women’s Choir. It is sure to be an impressive night of music, as the orchestra once again performs under the direction of conductor, Dr. David Banney, winner of the 1995 ABC-Westfield Australian Young Conductor of the Year Award.
Without the continued generosity of The NSW Doctor’s Orchestra, it would never have been possible for nine of Sydney Eisteddfod’s most promising instrumentalist to travel abroad and study with some of the world’s best, nor would there be an ever-growing $100,000 contribution to the nations cultural landscape.