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Festival award-winners collect trophies
9:50am Saturday 16th June 2012 in News
Winners of special awards at the Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts were presented with their trophies during a celebration concert last Wednesday.
The accolades went to the most promising and outstanding entrants in music, speech and drama classes at this year’s festival, held last month.
Three performers have also been selected for Denis Sharp bursaries, funding them to go to summer schools to further their talents.
Fifteen-year-old viola player Amy Green, from Baildon, and eight-year-old violinist and pianist Alexandra Keeley, from Ilkley, have been offered places at the European Youth Summer Music School at Haileybury College in Hertford at the end of July.
The Speech and Drama performer going to the Scunthorpe Musical Festival Betty Yaeger Summer School at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln at the end of August is 12-year-old Oscar Hazell, from Bradford, a member of Stage 84.
Winners of special trophies were: Co-operative Trophy for the entry displaying most collaborative team effort in Music or S & D sections, Knaresborough School of Speech & Drama; Mary Kilduff Plate to an outstanding performer throughout the Speech & Drama section, Phoebe Kennedy; Ashbrook Memorial Trophy for the most promising pianist under 12, Matthew Johnson; Co-operative Cup for an outstanding performance in the Asian Music classes, Prisha Shukla; Edith Atkinson Trophy to the most promising verse speaker, Oscar Hazell; Mawson Memorial Trophy & Margaret Kitching Memorial Prize, Josie Conti; Hamiltons Music Trophy for the most outstanding piano performance overall, Josie Conti; Patricia Price Memorial Trophy to the most promising young musician, Edward Deakins; Yorkshire Telev-ision Premier Award for the most outstanding performance in the Speech & Drama section, Rowena Lloyd; Steeton Male Voice Choir Award and HSBC Rosebowl, Ann Wilkes; Geoffrey Ingle Trophy for the most outstanding performance in the string classes, Michael Durrant; Henry Gill Memorial Trophy to the most promising singer under 25, Nicola Burrows; Yorkshire Television Premier Award for the most outstanding performance in the Music Section, Sarah Daramy-Williams.