10 of the most outstanding solo instrumentalists between the ages of 13 and 15 years will be selected from the 2023 Sydney Eisteddfod for these awards

Sydney Eisteddfod Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Instrumental Awards for Performance Excellence

Ten outstanding young instrumentalists performed at the annual Sydney Eisteddfod Alf and Pearl Pollard Memorial Instrumental Awards for Performance Excellence, hosted by Lane Cove Music. The event was a wonderful performance opportunity for all the young participants, showcasing their talents with a wide range instruments – from classical guitar, French horn and tuba, as well as clarinet, violin and double bass.

With generous prizes to support their practice, the awards were presented by President Christine Butters and Sydney Eisteddfod Chair Max Holzner. First place was awarded to Aine Oo on the clarinet. Aine is a year 10 student at Pymble Ladies’ College where she is a music scholar and is actively involved in her school ensembles. As a soloist Aine has also won numerous awards, including being a prize winner at the Sydney Eisteddfod and winning the Under 19 Band NSW Solos Championship for clarinet this year.

Congratulations to Connie Liu in second place, playing the violin. Third place was awarded to Isaac Baker who played the tuba.

Sydney Eisteddfod gratefully acknowledges the continuous support of The Pollard Family and Friends. Read more at https://lanecovemusic.org.au/about/. Photos by BWP Studios.


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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our work and events take place. We celebrate and applaud the long, rich history of storytelling in song, dance, and voice. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We contribute to this continuity – developing and sharing our combined cultural journey through our activities on these lands where sovereignty was never ceded.