Brian Kim. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Congratulations are extended to flautist Brian Kim, winner of The Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship 2018.
After captivating audience members at the Final with his rendition of Agrestide, Op. 44 by Eugene Bozza, Rondo in D Major KV Anh. 184 by Mozart and Nura for Flute and Piano, 3rd: Earth Dance by Ross Edwards, Brian claimed the winning title and a generous prize of $8,000, sponsored by the NSW Doctors Orchestra - Musicus Medicus.
Over the years Brian has competed in various Sydney Eisteddfod events for the flute, notably winning The Sydney Eisteddfod Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Awards for Performance Excellence (12-16 years).
The second scholarship was awarded to violinist, Mitzi Gardner, who will receive $3,000, sponsored by The Brian Shearman Memorial Trust Fund, established by his Family & Friends.
Open to ambitious musicians between 16 and 25 years of age, the evening saw a range of instrumentalists take to the stage and prove the future of Australian music is in good hands.
The other finalists, Magdalena Krstevska (Clarinet), Jessica Scott (Flute), Dennis Van Rooyen (Classical Guitar) and Jeffrey Cheah (Classical Guitar) all performed exceptionally well and adjudicators Andrew Del Riccio, Dr Joanna Drimatis and Michael Field AM, MD were very impressed with the high level of performances presented by all the finalists.
Sydney Eisteddfod congratulates Brian Kim once again and all the finalists on the hard work and dedication they put in and demonstrated on the night.