COVID-19: in-person events are postponed and there are changes to council services.

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions impacting live performance venues, all sections of the 2021 Boroondara Eisteddfod moved online. This includes currently postponed and upcoming sections of the Boroondara Eisteddfod program.

We've made this decision to avoid further disruption to the 2021 Eisteddfod program.

Entrants will be able to participate in the Eisteddfod virtually, with the wider community able to view a selection of performances online. We recognise the experience will be different, but it allows the competition to continue rather than be cancelled.

Unfortunately, eisteddfods across Australia continue to be postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic. We are working to provide ongoing opportunities for our Eisteddfod community to perform, compete, connect and be enriched.

We are currently rescheduling competition sections and contacting all performers, adjudicators, volunteers and audience ticket holders.

We will refund registration fees for any performers who would prefer not to participate in the digital format and any patrons who have purchased audience tickets.

See 2021 Boroondara Eisteddfod - information for participants for more information about rescheduling and registration refunds.

Changes to requirements

Solo entrants will be able to upload a video of their performance to our newly-created digital submission platform for adjudicators to review.

Upon assessment, adjudicator reports will then be distributed to entrants of each section. Results will be published online within one week of the performance.

Restrictions such as accompaniment requirements will be lifted, and accompanists will be able to record and transfer accompaniments directly to competitors, if required. Restrictions permitting, performances can be recorded live with accompanists.

For those entrants wishing to share their work, an online gallery of selected videos will be created for the wider community to view and enjoy.

See 2021 Boroondara Eisteddfod - information for participants for information about uploading video entries.

For more information, email [email protected]

Registration for performers

Registrations are closed for the 2021 competition.

Schedule for performers

The schedule for each section can be found at:

Piano Concerto Final

Due to the announcement from the Victorian Government that Victoria will extend the current circuit-breaker lockdown, some events in our Boroondara Arts program are unable to proceed as planned.

Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Final, which was scheduled to take place at Hawthorn Arts Centre on Sunday 24 October, will now take place as an online streamed performance.

In 2021, the coveted Piano Concerto Award will be presented at this exciting event, featuring performances from 3 virtuosic young pianists.

The performance will be available to view on Tuesday 2 November.

2021 Boroondara Eisteddfod winners

See the winners and prize recipients for each section at 2021 Boroondara Eisteddfod winners and galleries.


For more information email [email protected]

Boroondara Eisteddfod is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. 

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