Jarvis Dams on stage at Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WInkiPoP Media.
Sydney Eisteddfod takes great pride in announcing Jarvis Dams as the winner of The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship for 2018. Each year the level of talent and quality of the performances continues to exceed expectation and this year was no different.
Performing Mein Sehnen mein Wähnen from Korngold's Die Tote Stadt and Questo amor from Pucci's Edgar, he demonstrated an incredibly high level of vocal technique and took audiences on a journey into the world of the character.
Jarvis was awarded The Sydney Eisteddfod John Lamble Foundation Winner Scholarship which comprises of a $35,000 Scholarship, $5,000 cash plus a return economy airfare up to the value of $3,000 allowing him the opportunity to engage in advanced studies abroad. This prize was graciously sponsored by The John Lamble Foundation.
The Second Scholarship was awarded to Morgan England-Jones who received a $10,000 Scholarship plus $2,000 cash, sponsored by The Sydney Savage Club, Margaret Moore, Arete Zantiotis and John German Memorial Funds.
The third prize, sponsored anonymously, was awarded to Celeste Haworth.
The remaining finalists Shikara Ringdahl, Christopher Curcuruto, Chelsea Dolman, Joshua Oxley and Olivia Cranwell each received $1,000, sponsored by Douglas Sutherland AM.
Once again, two singers from The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship aged 30 years & under and reside in NSW, were chosen to compete in the Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Final. The two singers chosen for the 2018 Final are Joshua Oxley and Anna Stevens.
Judges John Bolton-Wood AM, Amelia Farrugia and guest judge Dr Nicholas Milton AM said that all of the finalists have worked hard to perfect their technique and should be proud of their achievements.
Sydney Eisteddfod applauds Jarvis and Morgan once again and cannot wait to see what opportunities will arise as a result of winning these prestigious awards.
The 2018 Final of The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship was held on Sunday 15 July 2018 at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood.