Top music award goes to singer
Soprano Daniela Jedrzejczak has won the $1200 first prize in the highly prestigious Beta Sigma Phi Awards Competition at the University of Adelaide.
Daniela, known as Bella, is in her final year of the Bachelor of Music studying under the guidance of Guila Tiver at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
Bella was one of four finalists. Second prize went to talented violinist Madeline Procopio and the finalist prizes to Anouvong Liensavanh, flute, and pianist Warwick Ambrose. The finalists' performances made for an exciting conclusion to this year's successful series of ELDERHALL lunchtimes concerts.
The awards were presented by Professor David Lockett, Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and Dot Atkin from Beta Sigma Phi. This is an international women's organisation named after the Greek words meaning "Life, Learning and Friendship". It has interest in the Arts, current affairs and in service to the community.
In thanking Beta Sigma Phi for the biannual awards, Professor Lockett acknowledged that he too had been a recipient, some years ago, of this highly prestigious award and how important and sought after it still is for students today.
The ELDERHALL lunchtimes concert series returns on Friday 6 March 2009 at 1.10pm with a recital by the exciting young Australian pianist Kristian Chong. Detailed concert brochures will be available at the end of January.
Story by Claire Oremland