Metropolitan Male Choir of S.A. Prize
Our MMCSA Prize winner for 2023 is Jude Owens-Fleetwood. Jude is 15 years old and has been learning violin since he was two. In 2019, Jude completed the final Suzuki violin graduation level and, since then, has gone on to complete his AMEB Associate and Licentiate Diplomas (AMusA and LMusA). Jude has won many awards including the Jane Peters Violin Medallion, given to the most promising violinist at the Adelaide Eisteddfod, 16 years and under, and the Jean Madeline Dent Prize, the overall violin award for outstanding work in his AMusA exam. Jude is a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra (AdYO), and was asked to play principal violin at last year’s finale concert. He also plays first violin for two quartets and has a keen interest in composing. Jude often volunteers his time and skills as a mentor in school music groups and the Adelaide Youth Strings
The Sieben- Scott Prize
Danny Yang is a year 11 student at the Marryatville High School Music Centre and is studying piano with Dr Anna Goldsworthy through The Open Music Academy on a full scholarship. Danny began playing piano when he was 6 years old, and especially enjoys playing classical compositions. Danny gave his first solo piano concert when he was 9 years old, and since then he has continued to give solo concerts every year. Danny studied piano with Ingrid Fliter at the Imola International Piano Academy in Italy from 2018 to 2020. In 2022 Danny won the Australian Lunch Hour Recital series. At the invitation of the Governor, Danny has also performed at South Australia’s Government House as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations.
The June Genders Encouragement Award .
The winner of the June Genders Award is Noah Byrne. Noah is a tenor and composer who is undertaking music studies at Marryatville High School. Noah has loved music from an early age, making his operatic debut at the age of 12 years with the solo part of Frantik in Leoš Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” with State Opera South Australia. Noah has also been a regular vocal soloist at the South Australian Primary School’s Festival of Music. First performing a solo in 2018 and in 2019 with the opening song “You Me and The Wide-Open Sky”, he returned in later years performing ‘The Café Song’ from ‘Les Miserables’, as well as accompanying himself for ‘Your Song’ by Elton John. Noah is part of various choirs and ensembles at Marryatville High School including the Senior Chamber Choir, the Senior Pops Vocal Jazz Choir, the Concert Choir, and the Guitar Ensemble.