The Boroondara Eisteddfod will be held for the 22nd time in 2013 and will run from 27 April to 16 June.
The Boroondara Eisteddfod has been a major stepping stone in the careers of many young artists providing them with the opportunity for further development of their artistic practice. Most importantly, the Eisteddfod provides a supportive and encouraging environment in which young musicians and singers are offered a valuable performance experience enhanced by the chance to share with their peers the positive benefits of participating in the arts.
Each year prize winners are sought in sections including vocal, piano, strings, woodwind, brass, choral and chamber ensembles. Prizes are awarded by adjudicators at the end of each session. Competitors are also provided with a critique of their individual performance.
Entrants range from across different levels of skill and experience, from primary school students to young adult virtuosos.
What's new in 2013
This year the Boroondara Eisteddfod will present two interactive online hubs. These hubs will provide entrants with up to date information about the schedules and sections for the Eisteddfod, as well as providing useful information and resources beneficial to their artistic practice.
The Eisteddfod Facebook page is the central online source of up to date information on the competition as it happens. Along with posts on the results of each section within the competition, the Eisteddfod Facebook page will be updated daily with links to resources and information useful to furthering artistic development. Links to interviews and information on past Boroondara Eisteddfod entrants will also be posted. The Eisteddfod Facebook page is also a great way to keep in touch.
Kew Court House Blog
In 2013, the Kew Court House blog will act as the Eisteddfod exclusive news source, posting articles and interviews of past Eisteddfod entrants as well as the Eisteddfod adjudicators. The blog will also be posting handy hints aimed at improving and developing musical practice and performance, which will ensure entrants gain the best experience possible during their time in the Eisteddfod.
Supporting the Boroondara Eisteddfod
The Eisteddfod is a unique partnership between the City of Boroondara and the wider community. It is proudly produced by the City of Boroondara's Arts and Culture department and is supported by a volunteer advisory committee, a team of dedicated volunteers and our benefactors and sponsors. The Eisteddfod would not be possible without the energetic and generous support of all members of this valued partnership.
The Eisteddfod voluntary Advisory Committee made up of primarily professional musicians, teachers, educators and community volunteers. The committee works in collaboration with the City of Boroondara in presenting the Eisteddfod each year.
Find out more about becoming an Eisteddfod volunteer.
The Boroondara Eisteddfod is grateful to a growing list of sponsors and benefactors.
Past entrants can update their contact details via their account in the Eisteddfod online database.
For more information on the database, check: