(incorporating both the Brenda Hean Competition and the Junior Pianoforte Shield)
Congratulations to all performers and teachers. Performances were of a high standard. The Southern Branch was fortunate to have Petr Divis as adjudicator. Results are as follows:
Section 1 ~ Junior Pianoforte Shield (Grade 2 or lower) in memory of Mollie Retjoe
First prize: Mia Shinkfield, student of Lynette Smith. Second Prize: Amelia Millington, student of Karen Clark
Section 2 ~ Intermediate (Brenda Hean Piano Competition) now incorporating the Madame Helen George Award (Grade 3-5)
Prizewinner: Olivia Eade, student of Annette Stilwell. Also winner of the Brenda Hean Award and AMEB Award.
Section 3 ~ Senior (Brenda Hean Piano Competition) now incorporating the Ann McGarry Award (Grade 6-8)
Prizewinner: Yuvini Perera, student of Victoria Burley. Also winner of the Brenda Hean Award and the McCann’s Music Award
Section 4 ~ Graeme Buchanan Award (Diploma Level)
Prizewinner: Joanne Li, student of Jody Heald. Also winner of the TMTA Award for the Most Promising Performer.