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Central Coast Conservatorium students shine at Pearl Beach prestigious Scholarship Concerts


The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Pearl Beach Progress Association Senior Music and Irvine Family Piano Scholarship prizes awarded on Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May.

At age 16, Patrick Fang’s beautiful rendition of Mozart’s Sonata K. 331 A Major 1st Movement and Liszt’s Etude Op. 1 NO. 12 in Bb Minor gained him the Irvine Family Piano Scholarship. “I’ve not had many public performances so I’m really excited to win”, said Patrick a Year 11 student at Gosford High School. 

Eleven-year-old Anya Sanderman on trombone delighted audiences in the Junior Showcase with a top performance of “Cool it” and show of ‘what is a trombone glissando’. “It’s the only instrument that uses a ‘gliss’ to make a sound”, said Anya. 

Michaele Archer’s vocal student Bee Haslam blew away the audience with a power delivery of La Vie en Rose and I’m here from the musical The Colour Purple to take out the Pearl Beach Progress Association Senior Music Scholarship. While 12-year-old Kaito Deed’s beautiful violin performance of Prelude and Allegroby Kreisler and “Rondo in G Major by Mozart took home the ‘Peoples’ Choice’ award.

Internationally renowned pianist Benjamin Kopp, of Australia’s Streeton Trio, experienced two tough days in adjudicating the high-calibre students of the Conservatorium. “I’m truly impressed at the talent I’ve seen here at Pearl Beach”, said Ben.

Pianist, Aaron Carey, winner and People’s Choice of the Pearl Beach Senior Music Scholarship 2019 opened Saturday’s program with Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell and closed with piano and vocal Can you feel the Love tonight, music by Elton John and lyrics, Tim Rice.

Closing a weekend of outstanding performances, sixteen-year old guest artist Sebastien Hibbard solo cello performed Prelude and Laughing Rock by Australian composer Ross Edwards.

On both days, students and guest artists performed before a large and extremely enthusiastic audience at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall.

The annual scholarship prizes total $2,000.





Left to right
Photo 1: Patrick Fang, Winner 2019 Irvine Family Piano Scholarship
Photo 2: Participants 2019 Irivine Family Piano Scholarship Concert 
Photo 3: Students in the 2019 Pearl Beach Junior Showcase Concert
Photo 4: Participants in the 2019 Pearl Beach Senior Music Scholarship Concert

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The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12

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We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.