Young Musicians’ Award

The purpose of the Award is to recognise outstanding achievement and commitment of Dunedin Youth Orchestra members. The selected members 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.

Congratulations to our 2021 winners Rose Stevenson (violin) and Ellen Walters (cello). Rose and Ellen will perform in front of the orchestra at our 2022 concerts. Many thanks to the family and friends of the late Terry Crooks for sponsoring the Young Musicians’ Award.

Rose Stevenson and Ellen Walters being presented their awards by Peter Adams





Previous recipients include:

2020

  • Boudewijn Keenan – Cello

2019

  • Sophie Hamer – Cello
  • Jonty Schmidt – Oboe

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