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Congratulations to the following girls who have successfully auditioned as members of the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra.
They will meet with other talented instrumentalists from all over New Zealand during the April term break for rehearsals and concerts.
1st violins Yuna Chon, Sarah Lawrence, Emily Davey, Lucy Costelloe
2nd violins Rachel McSweeney (section leader)
Viola Victoria Park, Rebecca Harris
Cello Eugene In (section leader)
Flute Pippa Lange
Oboe Adelina Orwin (section leader), Amy Clough.
Also, congratulations also to the following girls who gained their diplomas at the end of last year. These are professional level qualifications.
Valerie Xiang ARSM, with distinction (organ)
Yuna Chon ATCL, with distinction (violin)
Victoria Park ATCL (piano)
Sarah Lawrence Performers’ Certificate, with distinction (piano)
Rangi Ruru’s Director of Music, Janet Kingsbury says the school’s Stellar Programme continues to support and nurture exceptional musical talent at Rangi Ruru and this is clear in the outstanding talent and dedication she is seeing in the students.
“Our innovative and personalised programme enhances current music opportunities through offering masterclasses and workshops with mentors to inspire and engage young musicians. Stellar also offers a number of new scholarships and grants which students are taking up,” she says. “We see talent in our young musicians that is a given in older professional musicians with much more experience.”
Stellar patron, Dame Malvina Major, said when the programme was launched in 2016, “a programme such as this inspires students to do their best and strive to achieve excellence. Having access to like-minded musicians, who are leaders in their field, is incredibly valuable, helping a student to grow their musical talent.”