Sam sets an impressive record of excellence at eisteddfod

EISTEDDFOD MAESTRO: Sam Cosgrove, 16, is a talented violinist and pianist.
EISTEDDFOD MAESTRO: Sam Cosgrove, 16, is a talented violinist and pianist.

THERE'S only one week left for participants in the 2014 Gladstone City Eisteddfod to hand their entry forms in, and participants are getting excited for the ultimate showcase opportunity of the year.

One keen violinist and pianist Sam Cosgrove, 16, is no stranger to the eisteddfod. 

He has lost count of the number of times he has competed.

"It's a good experience to verse other people and have that competitive feeling. You don't get that very often at school," he said.

"It's nice to do something other than playing in orchestras."

His passion for music started when he picked up a violin at five years old.

Playing the piano on and off since he was seven, his magic touch has not worn off.

Now his aspirations go beyond local eisteddfod's or school bands.

"I would love to study music at a university in Brisbane," he said.

In the meantime, he is preparing for grade 12 exams and the Gladstone City Eisteddfod to be held in September.

Sam has achieved first place 30 times at eisteddfods.

He was also honoured to achieve the most outstanding instrumentallist locally twice.

"I think (playing music) is just something different.

"It all helps to gain skills that you wouldn't from other activities."

He encourages others to give the Eisteddfod a go.

The syllabus, which is $5 and available at various stores in the Gladstone region, contains all entry forms, guidelines and the types of categories in this year's event.

Entry forms are due in to the eisteddfod office at 32b Tank St by May 30, with volunteers on duty from 9am to 5pm on May 29 and 30.

All trophies are also due back next Friday.

For more information, head to the Eisteddfod Facebook page.

Otherwise, contact Pauline Newman on 4972 5428. The next eisteddfod meeting is on Thursday, June 5 at 7.30pm at the eisteddfod office.

EISTEDDFOD MAESTRO: Sam Cosgrove, 16, is a talented violinist and pianist.
EISTEDDFOD MAESTRO: Sam Cosgrove, 16, is a talented violinist and pianist. Luka Kauzlaric

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