Conservatorium students to perform for Pearl Beach community

James Zhang won the Irvine family scholarship in 2020 Photo: Shayne Leslie

Pearl Beach Memorial Hall is set to host a line-up of aspiring young musicians this weekend as part of the Pearl Beach Progress Association’s support of the Central Coast Conservatorium.

Students from the Conservatorium will play this Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 in a junior concert and will be accompanied by experienced adjudicator, Leigh Carter, and pianist, Noah Perez.

This year, the Pearl Beach Progress Association Scholarship, valued at $1,000 has been sponsored in memory of Pearl Beach resident, the late Jill Roe.

Artistic Director of Central Coast Conservatorium, Patrick Brennan, said the prize money would help the students further their musical studies.

“This prestigious event is an excellent opportunity for Conservatorium students to perform for their local community and deliver truly breath-taking performances,” Brennan said.

“The showcase concert embraces the concept of ‘pure performance’ rather than ‘competitive performance’ and allows our younger musicians to perform with focus, passion and conviction.”

The Junior Showcase concert was introduced in 2013 to celebrate solo instrument and vocal performance by the Central Coast Conservatorium junior students.

A ‘People’s Choice’ award will also be offered out to students with the audience having the opportunity to vote for their favourite performance of the night – the winner will receive a $250 scholarship from a collaboration between the Association and the Irvine Family.

Media release, May 11
Publicity officer of Pearl Beach Progress Association, Lynne Lillico

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