Young musicians to shine at Pearl Beach concerts

Pearl Beach Music Scholarship 2021 winner Kayla Lush

Audiences will have the chance to see the cream of the Coast’s young musical talents perform when the Pearl Beach Progress Association Music and Irvine Family Piano Scholarship Concerts are held on May 21 and 22.

The concerts, at 2pm on the Saturday and Sunday at the Pearl Beach hall, will feature students from the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, vying for the $1,000 Pearl Beach Music Scholarship and the $1,000 Irvine Family Scholarship.

The concert weekend was created in 2005 to give the community a chance to support the region’s finest young musicians, with the Pearl Beach Music Scholarship sponsored this year by Pearly’s Cafe and the piano scholarship continuing to be sponsored by the Irvine family.

Pearl Beach Progress Association President, Russell Grove, will sponsor the People’s Choice award valued at $500 in memory of his wife Frances.

New this year will be the inaugural People’s Choice runner-up award, valued at $250 and sponsored by Coast Realty.

Conservatorium Artistic Director, Patrick Brennan, said the prize money would help winners further their musical studies.

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

Performers will include solo vocalists and instrumentalists from Year 10 to Year 12, with a special Junior Showcase concert on the Saturday.

This showcase was introduced in 2013 to celebrate solo instrument and vocal performance by the Con’s junior students, aged from eight.

“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,” Brennan said.

The cost is $10 per concert or $15 for both, with scholarship winners to be announced on the Sunday.

For bookings and details call 4344 2319.

Media release, May 9
Pearl Beach Progress Association

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