These 'guitarbots', from left, Troy Rees, Olo Brademann and Brenna Clayton, plucked and strummed their way through the 'Mexican Hat Dance' arranged especially for them by their guitar teacher Leslie Spencer.
Young Ella Mrsic played a melody about a Bee on her violin accompanied by her sister Mia at the piano.
President of the Snowy Mountains Arts Council, Vivian Minell presented the Peter de Jager Piano Prize to Kai Bakker, who again stunned the judge and audience with his performance of a Rakhmaninov Etude and Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm'.
Marie Cox was thrilled to present the Ron Cox Vocal Award to Timothy Cooke who sang and played the Irish group The Corrs' number 'Forgiven, not Forgotten'. Marie mentioned that she taught Tim's mother!
The audience at the Cooma Competition Finals Concert voted Mae Walker the winner of the People's Choice Award for her unaccompanied and tuneful presentation of the musical show song 'Life is a Cabaret'. She was congratulated by Allan Spencer and judge Marian Bodos.
James Hines, who practises for two hours a day, wooed the audience with his gypsy-jazz style bowing on his violin.
Matthew Ventura accompanied his sister Caitlyn who tootled the Waltzing Matilda Variations on her flute in the Cooma Music Competition.
The PD Murphy String Award was won by violinist James Hines and presented by Mark Jon-Natley, whose daughter won the award a few years ago.
Burnam Brademann won the Narrawong Classical Guitar Award for playing 'Rhumba Charactistica'. He is pictured with Allan Spencer and adjudicator Marian Budos.
Alice Plumb and Matilda Lawler made a dynamic duo singing their ballad during the music competition, winning the open group voice section. Alice also won the Original Composition Award for 'I know You'.
Adjudicator Marian Budos, left, awarded the Frank Scott Award for Wind and Brass solo instruments to flautist Caitlyn Ventura pictured with competition organiser Allan Spencer.
Matt Charlesworth won the Jackie & Russell Fox Music Award for his rendition of 'So Real' and is pictured with adjudicator Marian Budos and Allan Spencer.
WHAT: The ninth annual Cooma Music Competition
WHERE: St Paul's Anglican Church Hall
Solo Piano - Primary: Ella Mrsic
Solo Piano - Secondary: Kai Bakker
Solo Strings - Primary: Ella Mrsic
Solo Woodwind - Secondary: Caitlyn Ventura
Small Instrumental Ensemble - Primary: GuitarBOTs - Brenna Clayton, Olo Brademann and Troy Rees
Solo Classical Guitar - Primary: Brenna Clayton
Solo Classical Guitar - Secondary: Brunum Brunum Brademann
Small Instrumental Ensemble - Secondary: String Quartet - Craysha Coote, Emma Ventura, Caitlyn Ventura, Sarah Ventura
Contemporary Guitar: Ben Turner-Mann
Solo Voice - Primary: Georgia Knowles
Solo Voice - Secondary: Mae Walker
Solo Voice - Open: Matt Charlesworth
Group Voice - Secondary: Branscomb Twins - Emily and Kelsey Branscomb
Group Voice - Open: Alice Plumb and Matilda Lawler
Original Composition - Secondary: Alice Tame
Original Composition - Open: Alice Plumb
FINALS CONCERT MAJOR AWARDS:
- Frank Scott Music Award - Caitlyn Ventura
- Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award - Matt Charlesworth
- P D Murphy Award for Strings - James Hines
- Peter de Jager Piano Prize - Kai Bakker
- Narrawong Classical Guitar Award - Burnum Burnum Brademann
- Ron Cox Music Award - Tim Cooke
- Award for Original Composition - Alice Plumb
- Peoples Choice Award - Mae Walker