Violinist Cherin Lee (aged 13 from Somerville House) and trumpet player Tetsuya Lawson (aged 17 from Brisbane State High School) were the dual winners of the QSO’s 2014 English Family Prize for Young Instrumentalists competition.
As winners, they get the opportunity to perform with the QSO.
The English Family Prize for Young Instrumentalists is an annual competition for secondary school music students in Queensland. The prize is named in honour of the English Family and their commitment to the development of exceptional young musicians.
With the continued support from Australia Pacific LNG, this concert will also be live-streamed online to over 700 students across 13 schools in Gladstone.
This is an invaluable opportunity for the Gladstone students who don’t always have the opportunity to see a full symphony orchestra perform.
Education is a vital part of the major performing arts companies' responsibility and in 2012, they reached 537,000 school children and teachers, attending 6,000 schools performances.