Sydney Eisteddfod is proud to announce Joshua Oxley as the 2018 winner of The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera & Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship.
Joshua performed Come uno spirito angelico from Roberto Devereux by Donizetti and Lenski's Aria - Kuda, Kuda from Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky with an undeniably high level of skill and passion, leading to him being awarded the $10,000 Scholarship.
At Sydney Eisteddfod, Joshua has twice been the recipient of the Ronald Dowd Memorial Prize, Finalist in the Opera and Arts Vocal Final, Semi-finalist in the Opera Scholarship and 2nd Place in the Joan Sutherland Memorial Prize (21-25).
Daniela Leska was awarded the Paul Worthington OAM Encouragement Award of $5,000 with her performance of Mesícku na nebi hlubokém from Dvorák's Rusalka and Comme autrefois dans la nui sombre from Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
Xenia Puskarz stole the hearts of the crowd taking out the Audience Vote for the Graham Matheson Award of $1,000.
Brian Castles-Onion AM and Nicole Youl adjudicated the event and found it incredibly difficult to determine the winners out of such a strong group of performances.
Sydney Eisteddfod is incredibly appreciative of the generous contribution the Opera & Arts Support Group provides through this Scholarship and the support they provide young classical singers.