Boroondara Eisteddfod returns

Local musicians return to the spotlight this year in the much-loved Boroondara Eisteddfod.

Spanning 11 weeks, the Eisteddfod features thrilling live concerts and events starting with heats and finals and culminating in a Gala Concert and Piano Concerto Final. Categories include piano, vocal, strings, woodwind, brass, classical guitar, chamber ensembles, large ensembles and choral.

The competition continues to be extremely popular, with the past 2 years having record registrations of about 1,000 entries each year.

The Eisteddfod not only presents a wonderful array of live performances for our community to enjoy, but also helps nurture the talents of budding local musicians. Competitors can improve their artistic skills, as well as their confidence, discipline and self-esteem in a supportive environment.

Anna Gao was the proud winner of last year’s prestigious 2021 Piano Concerto Final.

When asked about winning the Piano Concerto Final, Anna says: “the most special thing was not the winning part, but rather the amazing time I had working with the conductor, Doug Heywood, and the lovely musicians from Camberwell Camerata Orchestra. To play with an orchestra was something I’d thought I would never be able to do, but Boroondara Eisteddfod has given me this wonderful opportunity and helped me reach this dream.”

Anna has a long-held passion for piano, and recalls practising after school every day while growing up in Sydney. She has continued to play and now studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

A performer looking at the camera

Anna Gao, winner of last year’s prestigious 2021 Piano Concerto Final.

Competition dates

Tuesday 24 May to Sunday 7 August 2022

Gala Concert: Wednesday 20 July

The Boroondara Eisteddfod Gala Concerto will feature finalists competing in the open vocal, string and woodwind sections.

Piano Concerto Final: Sunday 24 July

The coveted Piano Concerto Award will be presented at this exciting event, featuring performances from 3 virtuosic young pianists

Show your support

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy music from talented and passionate musicians like Anna. If you haven’t attended before, make this the year that you do. You’ll be amazed by the breadth of talent in our community. You’ll also be showing your support for local musicians of all ages who are competing in the Boroondara Eisteddfod. On until 7 August at Hawthorn Arts Centre.

To find out more and to book, visit our Boroondara Eisteddfod page.