WITH everything from folksy melodies to upbeat tunes, appreciators of instrumental music were in for a treat at the Gladstone Eisteddfod yesterday.
It was the second day of instrumental sessions, with adjudicator Gillian Wills there to provide praise and suggestions for improvement.
In session 127 of the flute solos, competition was fierce in the 13 and 14 years age group. Ms Wills said regardless of the placing there was more scope for expressive detail in all the performances.
Brittany Mann took out the section, Sophie Farnsworth came second and Briana Braithwaite was awarded third.
Musicians Grace Shuttleworth and Varsicka Kularadhan were both highly commended for their efforts.
Tish Smith performed Spanish Puppets in the 15-18 years flute solo, winning first place and the 13-18 years Patricia Harvey Perpetual Trophy for the highest accumulative mark.
Session 16 starts 8.30am
Piano solo (other than Bach, Sonata/Sonatina): 6yrs and under; 7yrs; 8yrs; 9 yrs; 10 yrs
Piano solo (modern): 8 yrs and under; 9 yrs; 10 yrs
Session 17 starts 1pm
Piano solo - Bach: 12 yrs and under
Piano solo (Other than Bach, Sonata/Sonatina): 11 yrs; 12 yrs
Piano solo - Sonata or Sonatina: 11-12 yrs
Piano solo - Australian Composer: 11-12 yrs
Piano solo (Other than Bach, Sonata/Sonatina): 13-14 yrs; 15-18 yrs
Piano solo - Sonata or Sonatina: 13-18 yrs
Piano solo - Australian Composer: 13-18 yrs
Piano solo - Bach: 13-18 yrs