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Justin Wang Named the Winner of the 2019 Pollard Memorial Instrumental Awards

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Sydney Eisteddfod is pleased to announce Justin Wang as the winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Instrumental Awards for Performance Excellence in 2019.

The most promising instrumentalists between the ages of 12 and 15 were invited to perform in this prestigious event after achieving the highest marks in their various events across the piano and instrumental solo categories in Sydney Eisteddfod 2019.

This exciting event is unique and unlike other Sydney Eisteddfod events: there is no panel of judges. Rather, all prizes are selected by audience vote - and the finalists must do their best to impress the audience with their skill and appeal to their collective musical tastes.

First-place Winner, Justin Wang, made an unforgettable impression on the audience with his rendition on the clarinet of Solo de Concours.

Phoebe Mulia was awarded second place for her performance on the piano of Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op 14.

Teresa Yang's performance on the violin took out third place with her rendition of Carmen Fantasie Brillante.

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All ten of the 2019 Sydney Eisteddfod Pollard Memorial Instrumental Award Finalists

Sydney Eisteddfod would like to congratulate all the other finalists who performed at the Pollard Awards last night: Ian Gao (West Pennant Hills, NSW) – Saxophone, Amanda Tao  (Castle Hill, NSW) – Flute, Jade Park (Newington, NSW) – Trumpet, Vincent Zhu (Roseville, NSW) – cello, Bonna Yoon (North Sydney, NSW) – Bassoon, Lily Gold (Sans Souci, NSW) – Guitar and Leroy Ma (Hurstville, NSW) – Piano.

We would also like to extend a thank you to The Pollard Family and Friends for their ongoing support in this inspiring annual event.