Young Musicians’ Award

The Dunedin Youth Orchestra awards two annual scholarships for musicianship, known as the Dunedin Youth Orchestra Young Musicians’ Award. The purpose of the Award is to recognise outstanding achievement and commitment of Dunedin Youth Orchestra members. The two selected members of the orchestra will receive financial assistance to further their musical career. Recipients also have the opportunity to play a solo piece with the orchestra in the year following the award.

A selected member represents a young musician who has been judged to have the potential to achieve further heights in their musical performance or career and who represents what can be achieved through hard work and endeavour.

The awards are presented in September; applications close mid August and are limited to players who are members of DYO for both semesters of the current year,  have played in the semester 1 concert and will be playing in the semester 2 concert of the current year.

Applications close August 18 2017 and must be handed directly to our Treasurer at rehearsal, or posted to the secretary (502 Queens Drive, Dunedin Central). Winners will be announced at our semester 2 concert at Knox Church on 23 September.

Click Here for more information on how to apply.

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Previous recipients include:

2016

  • Natasha Manowitz – Flute
  • Nathaniel Otley – Violin

2015

  • Elliot Tay – Clarinet
  • Jacinda Kumar – Violin

2014

  • Olive Butler – Violin
  • Matthew Scadden – Violin

2013

  • Max Wilkinson – Trombone
  • Natasha Kumar – Clarinet

2012

  • Sam Vennell – Double Bass
  • Maple Goh – Violin

2011

  • Nicole Batchelar – Clarinet
  • Stephanie Buzzard – Violin

2010

  • Jonathan Drummond – Cello/Piano
  • Juno Pyun – Violin

2009

  • Myles Chen – Cello
  • Jerome Rouse – French Horn

2008

  • Sarah Claman – Violin
  • Feby Idrus – Flute

2007

  • Nanae Sato – Cello
  • Joe Donnelly – Bassoon

2006

  • John Roxburgh – Viola
  • Michael Crawford – Clarinet

2005

  • Jonathan Squire – Cello
  • Kirash Taghavi – Violin

2004

  • Helen Bevin – Viola
  • Tim Walsh – Trombone

2003

  • Hwee Sin Chong – Violin
  • Kirsten Bevin – Flute

2002

  • Kelly Nichol – Violin & Double Bass
  • Sarah Fahey – Violin

2001

  • Kate Donnelly – Oboe
  • Sarah Hooper – Violin

2000

  • Alex Vaatstra – Violin
  • Anna Sneyd-Marshall – French Horn