250: Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra INSTRUMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP (16-26 Years)

Wednesday 3 August 6:00pm

Venue: Zenith Theatre, Chatswood

Event Ages: 16 to 26 years

Event Type: Solo

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

Details
Status: Entries Closed

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

* Heats:
By Video Recording only.
Please see the 'Video Submission Guidelines' under the Entrant's Corner for more information. Submission Date Monday 30 May 2022 (without edits)- One or more items. Total Performance Time of up to 6 minutes.

* Semi-Final - Live Performance:
(Thursday 30 June 2022): Two contrasting works performed consecutively. Total Performance Time of up to 12 minutes. (Note: This MAY include the heat item/s.) This performance will be live.

* Final (Wednesday 3 August 2022): 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. This performance will also be live.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
VIDEO RECORDING ONLY FOR THE HEATS:
ALL entrants are required to submit a recording of a performance made in 2022 (without edit). Those found in breach of this will be disqualified and possibly banned from entering this event in future years.

Entrants MUST EMAIL: instrumentalscholarship@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au NO LATER THAN Monday 30 May 2022 the following details for ALL ROUNDS, e.g. Heats, Semi-Final & Final, or entry may be forfeited.

a) Video Recording (performance are solo for acoustic piano accompaniment unless the work chosen was composed specifically for solo instrument without accompaniment) + A Copy of their birth certificate or passport. (Australian or New Zealand passport or permanent resident stamp. A driver's licence is not acceptable).
b) Title & composer of all works (No changes to repertoire selection AFTER XXXXX). The adjudicators are given this information at the heats and entrants will be informed if a work is considered unsuitable for the Final.
c) Names of the movements of ALL the chosen works.
d) Approximate time limit for each work.
e) Name of accompanist for all rounds.
f) A Stage Plan if a 20th or 21st Century work is selected (including electronics where relevant).
g) Outline of proposed course, especially should you win this Scholarship (as a WORD document, not printed).
h) A 200-word biography in paragraph format (as a WORD document, not printed).
i) Your preferred COLOUR publicity picture (if you have one) as a JPEG FILE – in HIGH RESOLUTION.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - VIDEO RECORDING FOR THE HEATS:
Entrants are required to submit a recording of a performance made in 2022 (without edit). Those found in breach of this will be disqualified and possibly banned from entering this event in future years.
Email: instrumentalscholarship@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au if you have any questions relating to this audition method AND TO SEND ALL INFORMATION FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.

CONDITIONS:
1. Previous Winners not eligible.
2. Event is open to any instrumentalist who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand. Please indicate under 'Notes' on your entry form if you have currently applied for PR status and when you expect to hear from the appropriate authorities.
3. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the preliminary heats only. No marks will be given on these reports.
4. ACCOMPANIMENT: Performances are solo with acoustic piano accompaniment unless the work chosen was composed specifically for solo instrument without accompaniment.
5. A selected number of Semi-finalists will be announced after 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. The Scholarship must be taken within two years of winning and completed within two years thereafter or be forfeited.
9. 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.
10. Please also refer to Item 13 under the Instrumental Solos & Duos Rules & Conditions of Entry. Your entry is accepted under these conditions.

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: $500 each (excluding place-getters). 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.

One or two Finalists will be invited to compete in the '2022 Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award Final (DATE: TBC) at The Founders Studio, Fine Music Sydney)'. Please refer to the conditions below for more information.

Fine Music Sydney has joined with Sydney Eisteddfod to select Two Finalists from this event who will be invited to compete in the '2022 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Final', with the Winner representing the State in their 'National Finals (DATE & VENUE: TBC)'.

Age limit for entrants is 16-25 years as at 31 December 2022. Finalists must be Australian or New Zealand permanent residents and have resided in the state of New South Wales for at least twelve (12) months prior to 30 November 2022 in order to represent NSW in the YVA State and National Finals. They must also not have been entered into a competition hosted by another MBS Station in 2022. Previous winners are also not eligible.

Repertoire for State Final:
Selected Finalists must prepare at least two contrasting items, with a total maximum duration of up to 15 minutes. Finalists need to understand that the timing will be strictly monitored. Fine Music Sydney broadcasts primarily classical and jazz music. Finalists should keep this in mind when choosing their repertoire.

Accompanist: Finalists are expected to organise their own accompanists for the State & National Final, if applicable.

Finalists will be provided more information upon selection and after accepting their nomination.

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • Instrumental Solos & Duos Category Rules & Conditions
  • Video Submission Guidelines - Scholarships

Levels in this Event

Heats 30/5/22 Video Submission
Semi-Final 30/6/22 Independent Theatre, North Sydney
3/8/22 - 6:00pm Zenith Theatre, Chatswood
Tickets
TICKET PRICEs

Sydney Eisteddfod is going cashless for your safety. EPTPOS facilities will be available. No surcharge will be applied. Tickets are available for purchase on the day from 45 minutes prior to the session.

If you pre-purchase your tickets, please pick up your tickets at the front desk on the night of the event. 

 

We are also delighted to announce that Sydney Eisteddfod are partnering with The Australian Digital Concert Hall in 2022 and will be broadcasting the Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship Finals. 

Should you, for whatever reason, be unable to attend the finals in person, you may purchase a ticket for $24 at the link below:
https://www.australiandigitalconcerthall.com/#/item/93976

This ticket entitles the holder to watch the event live and provides access to the footage for 72 hours from the morning after the event.

 

2022 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship Final ( $35.00 )Adult
2022 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship Final ( $30.00 )Concession
Tickets apply for Pension, Seniors & Student card holders
2022 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship Final ( $20.00 )Child/Youth
Tickets apply for all patrons 18 years & under
Results

S/F ~ 1 Heesoo Kim (Chippendale)
S/F ~ 2 Tina Ma (Penshurst)
S/F ~ 3 Jeremy Stafford (Manly West, QLD)
S/F ~ 4 David Carreon (Connells Point)
S/F ~ 5 Joanne Hwang (Vaucluse)
S/F ~ 6 Sako Yakoub Dermenjian (Figtree)
S/F ~ 7 Anna Chung (Cherrybrook)
S/F ~ 8 Ava Pudney (Cremorne)

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. Semi – Finalists will perform in the order listed.