Lily HIgson Spence on stage at the McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Seven of the 12 musicians chosen to compete for the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award are veterans of the Sydney Eisteddfod platform. Qualifying for the final of this national event is an endorsement of excellence and the Sydney Eisteddfod Team takes pleasure in congratulating them all on this brilliant achievement:
Doretta Balkizas (violin)
Lily Higson-Spence (violin)
Vatche Jambazian (piano)
Mee Na Lojewski (cello)
Aaron Liu (piano)
Ennes Mehmedbasic (oboe)
Rachel Siu (cello)
These superb musicians are all champions of our festival. Since their Sydney Eisteddfod days, Doretta, Mee Na and Vatche have all excelled in their music making.
As recent winners, 17-year-old Rachel and 16-year-old Lily have already etched their names in the Sydney Eisteddfod chronicles, while Ennes and Aaron made their mark with outstanding performances in 2014.