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

Final Friday 16 August 6:00pm

Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Recital Hall West

Event Ages: 16 to 25 Years

Event Type: Solo

Sponsored by
NSW Doctors Orchestra- Musicus Medicus, 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 
Monday 15 July, 2019 
One or more items. Total Performance Time of up to 6 minutes.

* Semi-Final 
Tuesday 16 July, 2019 
Two contrasting works performed consecutively. Total Performance Time of up to 12 minutes. (Note: This MAY include the heat item/s.)

* Final 
Friday 16 August, 2019
A concert program of major works (which MUST include either the heat item or semi-final item/s or can include all items from previous rounds with a Total Performance Time of between 12 and 18 minutes. Choice of repertoire will be taken into consideration by the adjudicators.

Entrants MUST EMAIL: instrumentalscholarship@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au NO LATER THAN Monday 24 June 2019 the following details for ALL ROUNDS, e.g. Heat, Semi-Final & Final, or entry may be forfeited.

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 (as a Word file, not printed);
g) A 200-word biography in paragraph format (as a Word file, not printed) and a suitable photo (as a hi-resolution jpeg) for publicity.

The adjudicators are given this information at the heats and entrants will be informed if a work is considered unsuitable for any of the rounds.

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 (if required) 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 Exceeds: $13,000

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

2nd Scholarship: $3,000 ($500 cash plus a $2,500 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.

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, in consultation with their Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM or a representative, may offer one of the finalists a professional engagement with the WSO in the next two years, subject to availability and suitability with the WSO's concert programming.

Two Finalists will be invited to compete in the 2019 Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award Final (Sunday 13 October at The Founders Studio, Fine Music 102.5). Please refer to the conditions box below for more information.

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • Instrumental Solos & Duos Category Rules & Conditions
  • Eisteddfod Accompanists
  • 2019 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final- Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship
  • Event 250 Checklist

Levels in this Event

Semi Finals 16/7/19 Shore School - Orchestra Room
Heats 15/7/19 Shore School - Orchestra Room
Final 16/8/19 - 6:00pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Recital Hall West

Winner ~ 16 Magdalenna Krstevska (Northcote, VIC) - Clarinet
2nd ~ 21 Justinn Lu (West Ryde) - Saxophone + Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Finalist 

Finalist ~ 3 Anna Chung (North Rocks) - Clarinet
Finalist ~ 4 Natalie Kendy (Castle Cove) - Violin
Finalist ~ 8 Miles Mullin-Chivers (Duffys Forest) - Cello
Finalist ~ 25 Sako Yakoub Dermenjian (Figtree) - Classical Guitar + Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Finalist 

Reserve Finalist 1 ~ 1 Lily Dai (Granville) - Cello
Reserve Finalist 2 ~ 23 Brett Gomez (Sydney) - Classical Guitar

Semi-Finalist ~ 10 Olivia Kowalik (Mount Annan) - Violin
Semi-Finalist ~ 20 Tanya Swinton (Maitland) - French Horn

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.