6 Jun 2017
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Five talented composers and musicians have been awarded scholarships by Creative New Zealand to pursue study or professional development opportunities overseas.
Hannah Darroch has been awarded an $8,000 scholarship to support her Doctorate of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and Benson Wilson has been awarded $8,000 towards a postgraduate course in drama opera at the Guildhall School of Music in London.
This scholarship was established in 2011 with a bequest from the estate of the late Brent Lewis. It is for young musicians to study or gain further musical experience at a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas.
Lorelle McNaughton has been awarded $10,000 to support her final year of study towards a Masters in Spanish Piano at the Marshall Academy in Spain. The course has classes in Barcelona and Madrid, and they include flamenco. Lorelle established a Spanish Music and Dance Festival in Sydney and intends to establish a similar festival in New Zealand.
This scholarship was established in 1985 with a bequest from the estate of the late Jack Wynnegate McGill. It is for advanced studies or investigations into music in an international setting.
Salina Fisher has been awarded $9,151 towards a Masters in Music in composition from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and Ashton Sellers will receive $2,849 towards a Masters of Music in jazz guitar and composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
The Edwin Carr Foundation was established in 2004 with interest from the estate of New Zealand composer the late Edwin Carr. It enables young composers to further their studies overseas.