Young Musicians’ Award

Entries are now open for the Dunedin Youth Orchestra Young Musicians’ Award, and close on Friday August 28th 2020. This year, there is one award. Further information, and a downloadable application form can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hX2UMeWowciecf8LREM5Urwrp9Cm0qgW52_Vz6CHgMU/edit?usp=sharing

The purpose of the Award is to recognise outstanding achievement and commitment of Dunedin Youth Orchestra members. The selected member of the orchestra will receive financial assistance to further their musical career. The recipient also has 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 award is presented at our concert in September; applications close August 28th 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.

Congratulations to our 2019 winners Jonty Schmidt (oboe) who received the award from the Friends of the DYO with Marks & Worth and Amity Health and Sophie Hamer (cello) who received the Polson Higgs and Friends of the DYO award.

Previous recipients include:

2018

  • Ngaruaroha Martin – Violin
  • Tessa Dalgety-Evans – Cello

2017

  • Isaac Shatford – Piano
  • Andrew Robinson – Clarinet

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