Megan Evans OAM

Megan Evans OAM

New awards in honour of alumni and accompanist Megan Evans OAM

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Recently we’ve had to say goodbye to accompanist Megan Evans OAM and this September Sydney Eisteddfod has honoured the talented pianist by creating two Accompaniment Awards in her memory. 

Megan was a true Sydney Eisteddfod friend and supporter whose involvement began in the festival’s first year in 1933 as a competitor and later as a vocal coach and accompanist. 

The inaugural Classical Singing Award and the Instrumental Solo Award for accompanists took place on September 1 and respective winners were Nicholas Kennedy (from Willoughby North) and Paul Cheung (from Bexley South). 

Sydney Eisteddfod CEO Piroozi said the new awards are a gesture to honour Megan’s lifelong commitment to Sydney Eisteddfod. 

“I’ve known Megan for the last 30 years and have enjoyed her amazing accompaniment for many of our singers and instrumentalists over that period,” Ms Desai-Keane said. 

“Everyone loved working with her and she was a cheerful and friendly accompanist to everyone.” 

Megan’s involvement with Sydney Eisteddfod began when she entered a pianoforte event in 1933 as a 13-year-old. Doing so lit a torch that has sparkled with mutual admiration and affection for the past 82 years.