Elisabeth Trimboli and Leo Forner have come out winners against young Griffith musicians in the Nancy Blumer Os Butler Memorial Quest for 2018.
In the instrumental section, first prize went to Leo Forner for Piano, second prize went to Conner Anderson on the saxophone, and third prize to Lina Ait Toudghi on Piano.
Highly Commended went to Bethany Carver on piano.
In the instrumental section, the first timers prize went to Amelia Sachs on saxophone, the encouragement prize went to Gunjan Bains on piano.
The People’s Choice award in the Instrumental section went to Amelia Sachs.
In the vocal section, Elisabeth Trimboli took out first place, with second place went to Bonnie Browne.
Third place went to Brendan Codemo and Highly commended went to D’ella O’Meley.
First timers in the vocal section went to Alessa D’Aquino, who also took out the People’s Choice in the vocal section.
The Griffith Music Club was established over seventy years ago by the late Nancy Blumer.
After her death, the Griffith Music Club, in 1963, established the ‘Nancy Blumer Award’, an annual music competition for young musicians living within 160km of Griffith.
In 1978, Ms Os Butler funded an award for young vocalists in the local area.
The two music competitions have been combined and expanded to include instrumentalists and the ‘Nancy Blumer Award’ was renamed the ‘Nancy Blumer Os Butler Memorial Quest.”
The Quest is judged by a professional adjudicator who this year was Adele Robertson a member of the Association of teachers of Singing.
Ms Robertson is a teacher of singing and piano.
She has adjudicated eisteddfods in Sydney, provincial New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory and more recently New Zealand.
The committee said they were delighted to host such an appreciative and attentive audience who, along with the performers, made this year’s quest such an exciting one.