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Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2019 COMPETITIONS Entries Open Monday 18th March 10am Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 26 April ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353 Telephone: 03 5332 1054 Email: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au Website: www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

The Royal South Street Society uses the personal information you provide for the purpose of competition only. Information is not used or passed on to any other organisation for any purpose. All entry fees are inclusive of GST where applicable. The information contained in this Schedule was current as 16 MARCH 2018. The Royal South Street Society reserves the right to alter if the situation arises; sections, conditions, prizes, dates, locations, sponsors, adjudicators etc. The final competition information will be published in the discipline Guidebooks prior to the commencement of the competition in 2018.

Our mission is to conduct Australia’s foremost Eisteddfod, promoting, fostering and encouraging participation and interest in the performing arts.

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Royal South Street Society Ballarat A.C.N. 004 058 020 A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honorable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. OFFICE-BEARERS Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Deputy: Sheree Chevalier Secretary: Michael Porter Board of Management Dr. Anthony Cole Mary-Rose McLaren Ron Harrington OAM Karen Daniel Virginia Wise Andrea Brown (ex-officio) Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mrs. D. Harrington Mrs. L. Harvey

Mr. E. T. Lewis Mr. R. Matthews Mr. B. McInnis Mr. L. Harvey

Member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc. 2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Chopin Schedule

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Table of Contents Page

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Cover

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Opening and Closing Dates

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Office bearers

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Table of Contents

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat

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Chopin Schedule

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Margaret Scholfield Biography

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2019 Tentative Timetable Please note: this is tentative timetable and The Royal South Street Society reserve the right to make changes at any stage.

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

29th July – 2nd August

Celebrating Chopin

4th August

Schimmel Pianoforte

5th – 7th August

Speech & Drama

8th – 16th August (excluding 10th & 11th)

Victorian Band’s Championships

17th – 18th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-Final

19th August

Contemporary Vocal

19th – 24th August

Choral Competition

25th – 27th August

Classical Vocal

28th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final

26th August

Instrumental Solos

30th August & 8th September

Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings

31st August & 2nd - 7th September

RACV Goldfields Resort The Arts for All

9th, 10th & 11th September

Showbiz Cinemas Mi Sound

11th - 13th September

Herald Sun Aria

13th & 14th September

Energetiks Dance Competition

16th September - 5th October

Herald Sun Aria Grand Final

23rd October

Commbank Calisthenics Competition

7th October – 2nd November

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers who advertise in the schedule and on our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation. For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please support the accommodation providers that support us. Scroll through the advertisements in the Competition Schedule and click on their ad to link directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking. There are many that offer our competitors large spaces for rehearsal included as part of your stay, so please make sure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of our competitions. For the first time this year we are pleased to introduce a rehearsal room directory, useful if you are in need of additional space. We encourage you to research and explore all the businesses that advertise with us and discover what each one has to offer you.       

RACV Goldfield Resort Big 4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre Ballarat BreakAway Accommodation Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments Quest Serviced Apartments

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RACV Goldfield Resort Big 4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Big 4 Windmill Holiday Park Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre Quest Ballarat Ballarat Accommodation Guide

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CHOPIN VENUE: Oddie Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, Lydiard Street North Ballarat

14th Year Adjudicators: Hoang Pham Calvin Bowman SECTION CHAIR: Bradley Saul Margaret Schofield Memorial Prize for a Performance of the Music of CHOPIN Royal South Street Society acknowledges the generosity of Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family who have honoured the society with this prize in memory of their mother, Margaret Schofield. “Since 2015 Celebrating Chopin competitors have played a Schimmel Konzert Series Grand Piano providing the ultimate experience in concert dynamic performance. Schimmel is Germany’s largest and most awarded Piano Manufacturer”.

Section 746 16 Years and Under - CHOPIN PIANO SOLO Own choice of one (or more) complete work or movement by Chopin. Time Limit: Maximum 10 Minutes First $200

Second $100

Third $50

Entry $25 Section 741 16 to 32 years old - Margaret Schofield Memorial Prize For a Performance of the Music of CHOPIN Time Limit: Minimum 15 Minutes, Maximum 20 Minutes First $5000

Second $2500

Third $1000

Encouragement Award $500 at the discretion of the adjudicator.

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The competition is open to any pianist 16 to 32 years who has been a resident in Australia for two years prior to the competition. Competitors must present at least two significant works. The program may include an Etude, a Ballade, Sonata movement, Scherzo, the Barcarolle, or a similar large work. Time Limit: Minimum 15 Minutes, Maximum 20 Minutes Competitors who do not comply with the time limit may be disqualified. The entire program is to be included in the time limit, including appropriate breaks between pieces. The program choice will be taken into consideration by the adjudicators. Each competitor will be given familiarisation with the piano prior to the start of the competition, plus a warm up time. Times will be advised at a later date.

Entry $80 Special Conditions (To be read in conjunction with the General Conditions) 1. Previous winner’s eligible, providing that they perform a completely new program from the previous entry. 2. COPYRIGHT: Please see General Rules for information.

3. All performers must stay to the completion of the competition, and the prize ceremony. Failure to comply with these rules may result prize money been withheld. 4. All competitors must be present at the start of the competition.

5. Dress Code: Each performance is considered a concert; therefore appropriate concert dress is expected. 6. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year

MARGARET SCHOFIELD BIOGRAPHY OAM, B.Mus. 1918 – 2004 Margaret Schofield was one of Australia’s leading pianists during her distinguished career, performing as a soloist, accompanist and actively teaching the piano for almost 60 years.

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Margaret Schofield was born in Melbourne, and already as a young teenager was teaching piano during the years of the Great Depression to supplement her family’s income. She gained a scholarship to university and studied music at the University of Melbourne from 1935 to 1938, gaining a Bachelor of Music degree. After the war, she studied piano in London from 1947 to 1949 under the direction of Solomon, while engaged as a staff pianist at the BBC. She took part in solo and chamber music concerts, and accompanied well-known artists regularly on TV. In 1951 – 1952 she visited the USA and performed regularly, and gave a series of recitals for the Canadian Broadcasting Company. In 1952 she revisited England and gave a recital at Wigmore Hall and a series of BBC recitals. She returned to Australia with her husband, and during the 1950s and 1960s she had regular concert tours with visiting overseas musicians, including violinists JeanPierre Wallez, Alfredo Campoli and Maurice Hasson, cellists Edmund Kurtz and Rohan de Saram, sopranos Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Eileen de Tullio, tenors Ronald Dowd and Gerald English, flautist Jean Pierre Rampal and saxophone player Sigurd Rascher. During this period she had two children, Andrew and Fiona. In 1963 she traveled overseas and again broadcast for the BBC in London. In 1966 she was appointed Chief Study Teacher at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium. She also lectured in accompanying and piano at the Melba Conservatorium examined for the Australian Music Examinations Board and adjudicated at many eisteddfods and competitions. She continued to give regular concert recitals, and performances with Musica Viva, Soirees Musicales, and played regularly with chamber music groups. Unfortunately, her career suffered a major interruption, resulting from a severe pedestrian accident in 1985, which resulted in two to three months hospitalization and rehabilitation. However, after recovery she was able to continue to give regular recitals, performances at regional music clubs and in 1990 she gave a Chopin recital at the Camberwell Civic Centre with great success. She was a founding supporter and a regular accompanist for the Lieder Society. She gave numerous performances for charity, including the Red Cross, the Brotherhood of St. Lawrence and for the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent’s Hospital. In 1988 she was awarded the OAM for her services to music and to the community. She continued to teach and play regularly until almost 80 years of age.

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