Entries for the 2020 Sydney Eisteddfod close on March 13.
Each year, over 35,000 entrants from all across Australia and New Zealand enter the Sydney Eisteddfod to showcase their talents in over 300 events across dance, drama, music and song and compete to win over $400,000 annually in cash prizes and scholarships. These hopefuls from all levels from beginner to pre-professional are provided the opportunity to perform at world-class venues including Sydney Opera House and The Concourse Concert Hall in Chatswood, in front of judges who are at the forefront of their field.
The Sydney Eisteddfod has been running since 1933 and is one of the largest and most successful competitive performing arts festivals of its type in the world with a mission to assist aspiring performers to develop a lifelong engagement with the performing arts.
Notable alumni of the Sydney Eisteddfod include soprano Stacey Alleume, Dr Nicholas Milton AM, conductor of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, pianist Simon Tedeschi and counter-tenor Nicholas Tolputt.
For those in any doubt about entering, soprano and Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship adjudicator, Cheryl Barker AO, says, “Get out there and go in everything. Get as many performance opportunities as possible.”
Speech and drama alumni and now Sydney Eisteddfod ambassador, Angela Bishop says, “A lot of what people learn though Sydney Eisteddfod contributes to their career choices. I don’t think this is where I would be if it wasn’t for Sydney Eisteddfod.”
Australian Ballet Artistic Director, David McAllister AM, encourages all those passionate about their craft to take part. “Sydney Eisteddfod… is an opportunity to get out on stage which was always a highlight of my career as a dancer and even as a student. You get to put into action all the things you do every day endlessly to perfect your art.”
Sydney Eisteddfod entries are now open with opportunities for performance, learning and most importantly, fun.
To see a full list of events and to enter, visit sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/events/.