ADFAS Byron Bay members were treated at the weekend to a brilliant performance by Francis Atkins, their Young Musician of the Year, at the home of Helen Stahmann in Broken Head. Helen is a member of ADFAS Toowoomba, and a great supporter of the Arts. The afternoon began with drinks in a leafy courtyard, then the guests moved to the living room where a grand piano was situated in front of floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the ocean. Francis not only enthralled the group with his mastery of the keyboard, but with his passion for the music from the great composers such as Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and others. One piece was accompanied by a butcher bird tweeting loudly from the balcony. Elements united to make the afternoon a stunning success – Francis’ talent and passion, Helen’s generosity in providing the wonderful venue, the sea views, and even the butcher bird accompaniment!