7 June – 10 June 2022
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
The following special awards are available for the 2022 Hamilton Eisteddfod Music Competition.
Neil Robinson Memorial Trophy & Prize
One trophy and award of $250, for choir or vocal student only.
Donated by The Hamilton Singers and The Hamilton Eisteddfod Committee
Music Tuition Award
Two awards of $300 each, for music tuition only.
Donated by Hamilton Community Music Program
Rotary Encouragement Award
One award of $300.
Donated by Hamilton North Rotary Club
Choral Aggregate Awards
Woodward Small Schools Aggregate Choral Trophy
Secondary Schools Aggregate Choral Trophy
Woodwind Encouragement Award
One award of $250, for woodwind student only.
Donated by Hamilton Laundry & Drycleaning Services
and Michael and Caroline Woodward
Primary School Vocal Encouragement Award
One award of $250, for primary vocal student only.
Donated by Hamilton Uniting Church Argyle Shop
Tara’s Music School Encouragement Trophy
Donated by Tara’s Music School
2022 Music Adjudicator:
Dr Kenji Fujimura
Dr Kenji Fujimura is an internationally-acclaimed pianist and chamber musician, as well as a multi-award-winning composer. His works have been performed throughout Australasia, USA, Romania, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
Kenji joined the International Academy of Musical Arts in 2018, and is now their Executive Director. He also teaches and examines piano and chamber music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is an examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board.
A passionate advocate for music education, Kenji is regularly invited to give masterclasses and adjudicate competitions throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. He is Patron of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia.
In 2015, Kenji was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, for his ‘significant contribution to the music profession’.
2022 Official Accompanist:
Dean Sky Lucas
Dean was the Open Music Scholar at Guildford Grammar School, Perth, where he trained on organ and piano. He graduated from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, NSW.
Following 15 years in Melbourne, Dean has recently completed 7 years’ employment in New Zealand, six of them in the position of Lecturer and Head of Collaborative Piano at the University of Auckland. In 2018 Dean was the Music Director for Gertrude Opera’s inaugural Yarra Valley Opera Festival, preparing and performing the Australian premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Elixir of Love, Cosi fan Tutte and The Tale of 2 Divas to critical acclaim.