Young pianist Annabelle Horne was all smiles at the Gympie Eisteddfod.
Young pianist Annabelle Horne was all smiles at the Gympie Eisteddfod. Renee Pilcher

Performers win praise

PIANO soloists were centre stage at the Gympie and District Eisteddfod yesterday, performing in front of adjudicator Denise Collins.

The young pianists came from across the Gympie and Sunshine Coast regions and Mrs Collins was full of praise for the students.

“There’s quite a few I’m starting to recognise,” she said. “And that’s great because it means you’ve had to learn more pieces.”

Awarding prizes to competitors in Item 16 Piano Solo – 11 and 12 years, Mrs Collins said it was at this age that students were often tempted to give up their music.

“I encourage you to keep going,” she said to them.

“You will never regret a moment of it.”

The program continues today at the Gympie Civic Centre and includes improvisation, mime, verse-speaking, character recital, choral contests, vocal and Bible reading.

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