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The Winner of the 2019 Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award State Final is Justinn Lu


Published: 21/10/2019 8:30am

18-year-old Justinn Lu, was just last week awarded as the 2019 Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award Winner for NSW. 

The Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Final was broadcast live on radio on Sunday 13 October 2019. 

Justinn's incredible performance on the saxophone at Fine Music Studios has earned him the opportunity to represent New South Wales in the National Young Virtuoso Award in November. On top of this experience offered to Justinn, he also won $3000 cash and a performance opportunity with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra. 

Sako Yakoub Dermenjian took out Second-place for his moving performance on classical guitar, which afforded him a cash prize of $1000. 

Pianist Leanne Yang Jin, took out the YVA Audience Choice vote for her captivating piece, winning the cash prize of $500. 

All our talented Finalists who performed with Fine Music this year were selected as qualifying participants from The Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship, The Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship and The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. 

The other gifted YVA finalists included soprano Michelle Ryan, soprano Anna Stevens and pianist Calvin Abdiel. 

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YVA State Finalists with Fine Music Chairman David Brett & General Manager Rebecca Beare

The Winner, Justinn Lu, will be performing at the Fine Music Young Virtuoso National Final in late November for the chance to win and receive a $5000 prize sponsored by the Fine Music Network. 

Please see the information below for details. 

When: Sunday 24 November 2019 at 2.30 pm 

Where: St John’s Anglican Church, 379 Halifax Street, Adelaide 

Adjudicators: Konstantin Shamray and Guila Tiver 

All the finalists in the 2019 Young Virtuoso State Awards did an exceptional job last Sunday. All six of them are accomplished and professional performers and Sydney Eisteddfod wishes them the best of luck as they move forward.