MELBOURNE flautist Rachel Lau has won the musical section of the Bendigo Competitions 89th Eisteddfod.
Ms Lau dazzled the judges with her flute concertino, earning her first place at the Leila Watson Memorial Music Championships on Friday evening.
Second place was awarded to violinist Venus Yu and Janneke Ferwerda took out third position with her classical singing performance.
Music co-ordinator David Castles said the championships was a success, with some top quality performances.
The dance section of the eisteddfod begins on June 28 and will conclude with a championships on July 8.
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