250: NSW Drs Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod INSTRUMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP (16-25 Years)

FINAL Friday 11 August 6:30pm

Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Recital Hall West

Event Ages: 16 to 25 years

Event Type: Solo

Sponsored by
NSW Doctors Orchestra- Musicus Medicus and The Brian Shearman Memorial Trust Fund, established by his Family & Friends

Status: Completed

Works must be PERFORMED FROM MEMORY. Performance on one instrument only:

* Heats: One or more items. Total Performance Time of up to 6 minutes.

* Semi-Final (if required): Two contrasting works performed consecutively. Total Performance Time of up to 12 minutes. (Note: This MAY include the heat item.)

* Final: A concert program of major works (which MUST include the heat item & semi-final items if applicable) with a performance time of between 12 and 15 minutes. Choice of repertoire will be taken into consideration by the adjudicators.

Entrants MUST EMAIL: instrumentalscholarship@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au NO LATER THAN Sunday, June 4 2017 the following details for ALL ROUNDS, e.g. Heat, Semi-Final & Final, or entry may be forfeited. The adjudicators will be given this information at the heats.
a) Title & composer of all works (No changes to repertoire selection within the fortnight before the commencement of the heats);
b) Names of the movements of ALL the chosen works;
c) Approximate time limit for each work;
d) Name of accompanist for all rounds;
e) A Stage Plan if a 20th or 21st Century work is selected (including electronics where relevant);
f) Outline of proposed course of study;
g) A 200-word biography in paragraph format (as a Word file, not printed) and a suitable photo (hi-resolution jpeg) for publicity.

1. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Event is open to any instrumentalist who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.
3. AT THE HEATS, ALL ENTRANTS will be required to produce proof of age and residency before they are allowed to compete (e.g. birth certificate or an Australian or New Zealand passport or a permanent resident stamp. A driver's licence is not acceptable).
4. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the preliminary heats only. No marks will be given on these reports.
5. ACCOMPANIMENT: Performances are solo with acoustic piano accompaniment unless the work chosen was composed specifically for solo instrument without accompaniment.
6. A selected number of Semi-finalists will be announced at the conclusion of all divisions of the heats. SIX FINALISTS AND TWO RESERVE FINALISTS will be selected after the Semi-Final. In awarding the Scholarship the adjudicators will take into consideration presentation, current level of achievement and potential.
7. The Winner’s Scholarship will be awarded with $2,000 upon winning and the balance of $6,000 in two equal instalments after six and twelve months respectively, subject to the receipt of progress reports from the winner’s teacher or teaching institution.
8. The 2nd Scholarship will be paid in two equal amounts, with the first instalment upon winning and the second instalment six months later, subject to proof of continued tuition.
9. The Scholarship must be taken within two years of winning and completed within two years thereafter or be forfeited.
10. The Winner and Finalists must be reasonably available for media interviews and to perform without fee in future Showcase performances nominated by and in the interest of Sydney Eisteddfod.

Total Prize Value: $13,000

Winner: $8,000 ($2,000 cash plus $6,000 Scholarship) Sponsored by the NSW Drs Orchestra - Musicus Medicus.

2nd: $3,000 Scholarship. From The Brian Shearman Memorial Trust Fund, established by his Family & Friends.

Finalists (excluding place-getters): $500 each. Sponsored by the NSW Drs Orchestra - Musicus Medicus.

The Winner also receives a photographic portfolio to the value of $100 of performance photos taken during the Festival courtesy of WinkiPoP Media.

Two Finalists will be invited to compete in the "2017 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final (Sunday August 27 at the Fine Music Performance Studio)". Please refer to the condition box below for more information. 

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • Instrumental Solos & Duos Category Rules & Conditions
  • Eisteddfod Accompanists
  • 2017 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final- NSW Drs Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship
  • Event 250 Checklist

First Place ~ 26 Rachel Thompson (Oatley)- CLARINET
2nd ~ 20 Jamie McCarthy (Croydon Park)- TROMBONE
Finalist ~ 13 Mitzi Gardner (Newtown)- VIOLIN
Finalist ~ 24 Claudia Jelic (Paddington)- CLARINET
Finalist ~ 27 Aimee Vozzo (Coogee)- SAXOPHONE
Finalist ~ 29 Jeffrey Cheah (Queanbeyan)- GUITAR
Reserve Finalist 1 ~ 15 Ariel Volovelsky (Dulwich Hill)- CELLO
Reserve Finalist 2 ~ 21 Chloe Chung (Cammeray)- FLUTE
S/F ~ 5 Rebecca Allen (Clovelly)
S/F ~ 9 Tommaso Girotto (Abbotsford)
S/F ~ 12 Joseph Eisinger (Lindfield)
S/F ~ 14 Sophie Spencer (St Ives)

These results are believed to be correct at the time of posting. Any error or omission is regretted. Circumstances may require alteration to this list without notice.