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Eisteddfod Ends With Bang At Grand Concert

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Winner of the Open Patricia Fagan Operatic Aria, Younji Yi of North Ryde with sponsor Peter Fagan

The 2023 Cowra Eisteddfod finally wrapped up on Saturday evening the 17th June, with the Grand Concert of Prize Winners being held at the Civic Centre.

Competition began on the 3rd May with the Speech & Drama sections, then followed by the Instrumental and Vocal sections before ending on the 4th June with the Dance sections.

The Grand Concert featured a number of prize- winning solo and group acts, plus the presentation of money prizes to championship and scholarship winners following their final performances.

A panel of 3 judges chose the winner of the Most Entertaining Act on the night, with the winner of the magnificent Alma Hopkins trophy going to pianist Zachary Li from Nicholls ACT.

Zachary Sheung Li was judged the winner of the Alma Hopkins Memorial Trophy for the most entertaining act at the Grand ConcertIMAGE: Zachary Sheung Li was judged the winner of the Alma Hopkins Memorial Trophy for the most entertaining act at the Grand Concert

Sponsor Peter Delaney with the winner of the Farleigh Junior Vocal Scholarship Amelia Punch from MolongIMAGE: Sponsor Peter Delaney with the winner of the Farleigh Junior Vocal Scholarship Amelia Punch from Molong

Eisteddfod Vice-President Mary-ann Wright with the winner of the Dance Scholarship & Most Outstanding tapper Chloe Harrigan of Torrens ACTIMAGE: Eisteddfod Vice-President Mary-ann Wright with the winner of the Dance Scholarship & Most Outstanding tapper Chloe Harrigan of Torrens ACT

The Alma Hopkins Memorial Trophy was judged at the Grand Concert by Carl Earle, Robyn Ryan & Stassi Aus-tin who awarded the trophy to Zachary Li of Nicholls ACTIMAGE: The Alma Hopkins Memorial Trophy was judged at the Grand Concert by Carl Earle, Robyn Ryan & Stassi Austin who awarded the trophy to Zachary Li of Nicholls ACT

Eisteddfod President Mandy Charnock with the winner of the Open Ballet Scholarship Coco Sands of LeetonIMAGE: Eisteddfod President Mandy Charnock with the winner of the Open Ballet Scholarship Coco Sands of Leeton

Local competitor Elias Richens was announced as the winner of the Bruce & Margaret Weir Trust Scholarship by Weir Trustee Lawrance RyanIMAGE: Local competitor Elias Richens was announced as the winner of the Bruce & Margaret Weir Trust Scholarship by Weir Trustee Lawrance Ryan

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