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Semester 2 Concert Review and 2022 Young Musicians’ Award

The Dunedin Youth Orchestra and Christchurch Youth Orchestra combined forces to present a concert at Dunedin Town Hall in September. As part of a wide-ranging programme DYO Audrey Reid Composition Prize winner, Georgie Palmer, had her piece ‘A Grand Adventure’ premiered, and soloists Ellen Walters (cello) and Rose Stevenson (violin) performed Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Violin Concerto in G minor. Sopranos Lois Johnson and Courtney Hickmott also presented the premiere performance of Patrick Shepherd’s ‘Maringi noa ngā roimata’. Many thanks to Blair Professor Terence Dennis for his review of the concert. The concert may still be viewed here:

Congratulations also to our 2022 Young Musician Award winner Skyla Murray. The purpose of the Award is to recognise outstanding achievement and commitment of Dunedin Youth Orchestra members. Skyla will perform in front of the orchestra at our Semester 2 2023 concert. Many thanks to the family and friends of the late Terry Crooks for sponsoring the Young Musicians’ Award.

Skyla Murray being presented the award by Tessa Petersen. Photo: Chris Sullivan/Seen in Dunedin