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Ryan wins annual award


Percussionist Ryan Sim, an Elder Conservatorium honours student, has been awarded $1200 after winning the prestigious Beta Sigma Phi Music Awards last month.

Ryan was one of four finalists in an annual competition open to all undergraduate and honours students at the University's Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Along with second placegetter, talented cellist Louise McKay, and the two other finalists, tenor Robert Macfarlane and trumpeter Benn Blake, Ryan performed before a capacity crowd in the last Friday Lunch Hour Concert in Elder Hall on 17 November.

Delia Lane, President of Beta Sigma Phi - a women's organisation with interest in the arts and current affairs - and Professor Charles Bodman Rae, Director of the Elder Conservatorium, announced the prizewinners at the culmination of the concert.

Russian pianist Rem Urasin will launch the 2007 Lunch Hour Concert series with a recital on Friday 2 March in Elder Hall at 1.10pm. Urasin won the People's Choice Awards and was runner-up at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition. Detailed concert brochures will be available in mid January.

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