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Anglican Schools Commission CEO Peter Laurence, John Septimus Roe head of music Andrew Sutherland and Elisha Abraham. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Anglican Schools Commission CEO Peter Laurence, John Septimus Roe head of music Andrew Sutherland and Elisha Abraham. Picture: Matt Jelonek

Overall winners were Elisha Abraham, from Beechboro’s John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (12-and-under), and Henry Hewgill, from Peter Carnley Anglican Community School in Wellard (13-16 years).

Both will compete in the National Bernstein Competition in Melbourne in October.

Elisha (8) will also play at the third combined Anglican Schools Commission concert at Perth Concert Hall on August 15.

Students from Camillo, Hillarys, Mandurah, Mirrabooka, Aveley and Busselton competed in six categories at Peter Moyes school. Local category winners included Song Chen (St Mark’s) and Ross Godwin (Peter Moyes).

‘It was great to see more students and another year of playing skills developed,’ Peter Moyes head of music Justin Tonti-Filippini said.

‘There was a great sense of friendly competition throughout the morning knockout sessions and once again, excellent playing in the afternoon finals.’

Piano Magic and Bernstein Pianos sponsored the event.