I would just like to say a huge thankyou to Stephen, Sally, and the entire Barrier Reef Orchestra community. I cannot express how grateful I am for having won this award and how much it has contributed towards my music career path. Making such a big move away from home to pursue my passion is definitely going to be very ...
Thank you to everyone at the Barrier Reef Orchestra, for the Encouragement Award, and also for the incredible skills I’ve learnt and fantastic people I’ve met through this amazing opportunity.
In terms of the award, I have purchased a pair of Shure in-ear monitors in order to progress my capability to perform ...
Bridget was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2021
The Barrier Reef Orchestra was my first experience playing in a symphony orchestra and I have always looked forward to rehearsals every week since joining in 2020. It's an amazing environment to meet like minded people who are passionate about music ...
Craig Land – clarinettist – was awarded an Encouragement Award in 2013.
Craig performed in all three concerts; the only Year 12 student to play during heavy assessment period; excellent rehearsal attendance record; capably played in first clarinet position for the first time.
I have spent the ...
Alexandra Gorton – leader of the second violins – was awarded an Encouragement Award in 2013.
Lexi performed in all three concerts and played in ANZAC Park; excellent rehearsal attendance record; often early to help set up; worked hard on her part; capably led the second violins for the first time; nominated by ...
Olivia was the recipient of an Encouragement Award in 2014.
I am very grateful to have received this Encouragement Award from BRO, and am keen to put the money to good use. As I don’t currently own my own instrument (I play double bass), I have been saving up for a number of years to purchase my ...
Bianca was the recipient of an Encouragement Award in 2014.
I would like to thank the Barrier Reef Orchestra for giving me this Encouragement Award. The Encouragement award was very helpful for me because it allowed me to travel and meet wonderful musicians and also to make friends with similar ...
Emily was the recipient of an Encouragement Award in 2015.
“I was honoured to be one of the recipients of the Barrier Reef Orchestra Encouragement Award last year, it came as a big surprise! This past year I have spent the total amount of the award on a variety of musical equipment. These include an ...
Ruby was the recipient of an Encouragement Award in 2015.
At the end of 2015, the Barrier Reef Orchestra very generously awarded me with the encouragement award for my involvement throughout the year as a percussion player. It was quite a surprise considering I spend most of my time sitting back and ...
Elena James writes:
Playing with the Barrier Reef Orchestra has always been an immensely pleasurable experience which has given me an enormous amount of confidence and motivation. Since joining the BRO in 2015, I have continually striven to take my violin playing to the next level and as such, I am honoured to have ...