It’s been a big year for Keiraville Public School student Piper Farrell.
The 12-year-old was offered a featured artist spot in the upcoming Southern Stars production, she was offered a place at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts in their music program for 2018 and she won two of three sections at her first ever Wollongong Eisteddfod on Monday.
“She blows us away all the time, she’s doing really well,” her mother Sue Lewis said. “She was over the moon excited.”
Piper was one of the first competitors on Monday for the Country Music Solo 12 years and under plus Pop Vocal – Ballad Solo and Up Temp Solo.
Mrs Lewis said her daughter had only started singing lessons a year and half ago at Encore Performing Arts in Figtree and was thrilled of her shining ability.
She said entering eisteddfods were great to boost children’s confidence.
“It’s so daunting, I don’t know how they do it,” she said. “It’s the opportunity to actually get up on stage and do what they’ve been taught.”
Piper is hoping for more trophy’s when she competes in another three sections on Wednesday.
From now until July 9 performers will compete in classical vocal, musical theatre, piano, wind instruments, strings instrumental ensembles, verse speaking and drama, dance troups and dance solos.
Venues include Wesley Church and Auditorium, Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong Conservatorium of Music and Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.