15 year old pianist PHUONG DO.
Phuong is 15 in year 10 at Pembroke School. He has achieved his Certificate of Performance and is studying for his AMUSA exam in November. His teacher is Professor David Lockett. He has won 1st and 2nd prizes in recent years at the Adelaide Eisteddfod. He plays violin for the Adelaide Sinfonia and symphony orchestras and performs at nursing home and community events. He also composes for piano and ensembles.
15 year old clarinettist LEWIS BLANCHARD
Lewis a student at Concordia College. He is studying a Clarinet under the tutelage of Mary Waterhouse and Saxophone, his teacher being David Brookes. Lewis has achieved a high distinction in grade 8 saxophone and honours in grade 8 clarinet. He also learns Jazz piano. He has achieved many gold medals in both instruments in Eisteddfods and in 2011 Lewis performed as an assisting artist in the Festival of Music
16 year old pianist JOSEPH YUAN.
Due to the high standard of many of the applicants, it was decided to add a 3rd prize for the first time in the history of the Scholarships.
Joseph is in year 11 at Pembroke School. He is studying two year SACE music subjects, Solo Performance and Music Special Study. He completed his AMUSA diploma in 2016 and is preparing for The L-MUSA. He has performed for Recitals Australia at Pilgrim Church and is a winner of many prizes at the Eisteddfods. He was second prize winner in 2016 for the 2017 MMCSA scholarships. His teacher is Debora Andreacchio.
The “June Genders Encouragement Award”
16 year old violinist LYNDA LATU.
Lynda is a student at Marryatville High School. She takes part in 10 different choirs and ensembles in and outside the school. She performed with the school orchestra in Japan last year. She is a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the AYO String Quartet. She has participated in master classes with Daniel Barenboim, Elizabeth Layton and Dr Quinton Morris. Her teacher, since she was four, is her grandmother Jill Folauhola.