Winners of music scholarship announced
The winners of the 2019 Pearl Beach Progress Association's Senior Music and the Irvine Family Piano Scholarship have been announced.
Sixteen-year-old Patrick Fang took out the Irvine Family Piano Scholarship after performing a rendition of the first movement Mozart's Sonata No. 11 in A Major and Liszt's Etude Opus 1 No. 12 in B Flat Minor.
Vocalist Bee Haslam was awarded the Pearl Beach Progress Association Senior Music Scholarship after performing two numbers from the musical The Colour Purple.
A performance by12-year-old Kaito Deed of Prelude and Allegro by Kreisler and Rondo in G Major by Mozart took out the People's Choice Award.
The scholarships and people's choice award were awarded following a two-day showcase over May 25 and 26 held in partnership by the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music and the Pearl Beach Progress Association.
More than $2000 worth of prizes were awarded to local music students.
Pianist Benjamin Kopp, of Australia's Streeton Trio, experienced two days adjudicating.
"I'm truly impressed at the talent I've seen here," Kopp said.
Conservatorium artistic director Mr Patrick Brennan said audiences were delighted to hear the range of talented young musicians.
"We are so proud of the outstanding performances by all our students who performed at the showcase," Mr Brennan said.
Media release, 30 May 2019
Rosalie Paino, Central Coast Conservatorium of Muisc
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