Southern Branch Piano Competitions 2013

(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.