Exciting New Sponsors for Strings and Piano in 2023 Ryde Eisteddfod
Phillip Wilcher is offering a generous scholarship of $1000 open to piano students of all ages , dedicating this to his great mentor and inspiration, Miriam Hyde - see event 254 - Memorial Scholarship in memory of Miriam Hyde
He writes on his website (https://www.phillipwilcher.com/) :
"If I could find one word to describe the life and loyalty of Miriam Hyde that word would be the truest word ever written. To know her was to know a wonderful human being who just happened to be an accomplished musician, composer and educator whose formidable credentials and craftsmanship instilled in many – myself included – the simple desire to do one’s best."
Over the years of Ryde Eisteddfod many students have chosen to play works by Miriam Hyde - especially in the Australian Piano Sections. However the scholarship requires participants to perform their own choice of one of Miriam's works together with a piece Phillip wrote, dedicated to her, "A Rose in Water". Teachers and students can sample the music by going to the Wirripang Music Site - the "Home of Australian Composers" including more of Phillips works together with a large choice of those of Miriam Hyde.
Young composers can find inspiration in Phillip's music - see https://kids.kiddle.co/Phillip_Wilcher
Even if not able to play in the event do have a look at the programme when it is printed in late May and find out when section 254 Miriam Hyde Memorial Scholarship is scheduled - Phillip hopes to be there to award the scholarship and would, I'm sure, be pleased to have a chat with budding young performers and composers.
Vivaldi's String Shop in Epping
is offering a special sponsorship in the strings section - details to be announced soon. Vivaldi's was founded in 2001 and has had a long association with the eisteddfod but 2023 is the start of a new and exciting sponsorship, this year applied to the regular orchestral and non-orchestral strings sections with potentially a new section in 2024.
Vivaldi's is located at 34 Beecroft Road in Epping, up a flight of stairs from the street entrance which is just next to the Bennelong Office of MP Jerome Laxale.
We are hoping some of our eisteddfod string players will be able to meet up with Vincent Allan of Vivalids at this year's Ryde Eisteddfod Strings events - held at the North Ryde Community Centre in Cox's Road, just above the library.
To find out more information about all events go to the eisteddfod website - www.re.org.au