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2020 Scholarship Winners


Angel Li – Violin

Angel Li, age 13, is our 1st prize winner in the 2020 Metropolitan Male Choir SA Scholarship competition.

Angel is at St. Peter’s Girls Collegiate school where she holds the Jane Peter Music Scholarship. She has played the violin since she was 6 years of age. She has already gained her AMEB Certificate of Performance with a high distinction.

In the Eisteddfod  in 2016 she was 1st prize winner in the 27 years and under violin solo. She was winner of the 16 years and under Elder Conservatorium Juniro string concerto and most outstanding string player to 18 years and under by the Australian Strings Association.

She has performed as guest of the Burnside and Mitcham Orchestras since 2017.

Canyu Jia – Piano

The winner of the second prize in the 2020 MMCSA scholarship is Canyu Jia, aged 14. She is a student at Wilderness School. Canyu, also known as Alice, plays piano and achieved AMEB AMusA Piano in 2017, aged 12.

In 2019 she played at Generations in Jazz Division 4 Super Band where the band won a podium finish. In 2018 she won 1st prize at Xindi Practical Piano International competition and won 1st prize in the Adelaide Eisteddfod Piano competition – Own Choice 2 contrasting pieces.

As a Jazz soloist at Generations in Jazz, Alice was selected the most outstanding piano player and was awarded the “Superband” cap.

Noah Miller – percussionist.

Noah Miller is the June Genders Encouragement winner for 2020. It is 21 years since the prize was awarded to a percussionist.Noah is in year 9 at Reynella East College and his level is equivalent to AMEB Grade 8.

In each tear from 2017 – 2019 he was selected to perform a Master Class drum kit solo at the Adelaide University Elder Conservatorium of Music. He was lead drummer in 2018 for the South Australian Schools Percussion Plus.