Isaiah Cheng from St Raphael’s Hurstville, on a Piano
A STAR TO WATCH
Isaiah Cheng, a Year 4 student from St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School Hurstville, is among our young stars on the rise.
Isaiah walked away with first and third place, respectively, in the Junior Classical Instrumental Solo Experienced and Junior Piano Solo Experienced sections.
“When I heard I won the first prize, I was very excited and proud of myself, especially because there were many other talented competitors in the competition” – Isaiah Cheng
“I just love to be on stage and share my music,” Isaiah said.
A passionate and talented musician, Isaiah has been playing the piano and cello since he was five years old and practices every day.
He is currently working towards completing an Associate in Music Australia (AMusA), a diploma awarded by examination to outstanding candidates in the fields of musical performance and music theory.
THE ROAD TO SUCCESS
“After learning piano for a year, I wanted to learn another instrument where I can carry it with me anywhere and play with other musicians,” Isaiah said.
“I was attracted to the deep, mellow and beautiful sound of the cello.
“I really enjoy playing piano and cello, as they are challenging and a lot of fun.
“I have a lot of satisfaction when I can play a piece beautifully” – Isaiah Cheng
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE
Click below for the full list of 2021 SCS Eisteddfod place-getters.
The highest scoring school across all four events will be crowned the inaugural champions shortly. Watch this space to find out who wins the perpetual trophy!