Our Patron - Monika Tu
As Patron of the St George Instrumental Eisteddfod, I write to you excited and inspired by the symphony of opportunities that lay ahead.
I am confident you may be familiar with the saying that music can feed the soul. As a Chinese-born Australian who grew up during the Chinese revolution, music and its splendid ability to transport us to a wonderful place was noticeably lacking from my childhood memories. For this very reason, I have much respect and admiration for the fine committee and team that facilitates the St George Instrumental Eisteddfod. Without their dedication to our children and the growth of our hard working participants, their music simply would not have such a wonderful platform to be heard.
And I believe each and every one of our children deserves a stage to share their time, their talent and their beautiful song.
Congratulations to the St George Instrumental Eisteddfod on nearing the milestone of a century of memorable music. I am humbled to stand with you today. And with almost 100 years of music in your past, I look forward to the wealth of new music in our future.
The arts undoubtedly enrich our lives. So thank you St George Instrumental Eisteddfod. And more importantly, thank YOU our talented participants.