The Taree and District Eisteddfod grand concert, held at the Manning Entertainment Centre on Saturday, June 5, highlighted the best of what the 2021 Eisteddfod had to offer.
Tenor Sam Elmi from Newcastle, who performed an aria from Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin, was the first to be presented with a cheque for $450 for being the vocal section's Roma Liggins Perpetual Scholarship nominee.
The other nominees awarded the $450 during the concert were Mahalia Adamson (dance), and Riley Brown (instrumental).
The piano section this year nominated two people, WenYuan Lim Schneider and Joshua Walraven. At the end of the concert, the Roma Liggins Perpetual Scholarship trophy, and cheque for $1500, was awarded to WenYuan Lim Schneider.
Pianist Cameron Waugh was awarded on stage with a $750 Smile Scholarship, after performing a delicate rendition of Consolation Number Three by Franz Liszt.
There were 34 performances in all, with some of the performers coming from Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Forster/Tuncurry, Kempsey and Coffs Harbour.
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