BOYD OWEN WINS 2017 SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD OPERA SCHOLARSHIP
Boyd Owen on stage at the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Sydney Eisteddfod congratulates tenor Boyd Owen on his victorious win in the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. Taking place at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood on Sunday 16 July, audiences were astounded by the sheer level of talent that graced the stage, however no one could deny Boyd as the true stand out of the night.
In that great diaspora of Australian musicians spread around the world, there is one man in permanently great demand by orchestras in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Hungary, France, Spain and the Netherlands. That, you’d think, would be enough to keep conductor Dr Nicholas Milton busy for several lifetimes, but happily for us here in Australia he insists on coming home every year to conduct his beloved Willoughby and Canberra Symphony Orchestras. Nick, who began his musical career as a violinist and became the youngest ever concertmaster of a major Australian orchestra, is renowned for his dynamic conducting style, be it symphonies or opera, and to cap it all he’s made over 50 CDs. He’s back home at the moment and will be Michael Morton-Evans’s guest on In Conversation at 2pm on Wednesday, August 2nd.
CD of the Week A newly compiled anthology of Decca recordings on Eloquence is based around a pair of newly re-mastered recital albums made by the contralto Bernadette Greevy and the bass Forbes Robinson. This 2-CD compilation is completed with Joan Sutherland in full flight, excerpted from the 1964 Giulio Cesare and the two albums that made her name, ‘The Art of the Prima Donna’ and ‘The Art of Bel Canto’.
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