Encouragement Awards

The purpose of the Encouragement Award is to foster the pursuit of excellence and dedication in young musicians by giving particular recognition to commitment, musicality and contribution to the overall musical aims of the Barrier Reef Orchestra.  The annual Awards shall consist of a monetary grant.  Awardees:

  1. will have displayed consistent attendance at rehearsals and performances during the whole of the assessment cycle, unless other reasonable factors have limited participation.
  2. must be no more than 25 years of age at time the Award winners are announced.
  3. must be financial members of North Queensland Ensembles Inc. for the year in which the Award is made.

Within these limitations, all players with the Orchestra are eligible for consideration.

2019

Congratulations to the recipients of the BRO Encouragement Awards for 2019: Francesca Adcock (oboe and cor anglais) and Lara Herlambang (violin).

Francesca Adcock

Flute / Oboe / Cor Anglais
Francesca was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2019. Francesca ...

Lara Herlambang

Violin
Lara was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2019. Lara recently ...

2018

Congratulations to the recipients of the BRO Encouragement Awards for 2018: Lachlan Cutler (trombone) and Angus Marsh-Brown (french horn).

Lachlan Cutler

Trombone
Lachlan Cutler was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2018. Lachlan ...

Angus Marsh-Brown

French Horn
Angus was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2018. Angus writes.....

2017

Congratulations to the recipients of the BRO Encouragement Awards for 2017: Annie Doherty (French Horn) and Aidan Fitzgerald (Viola).

Aidan Fitzgerald

Viola
Aidan was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2017. Aidan writes.....

Annie Doherty

French Horn
Annie was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2017. Annie Doherty ...

2016

The Barrier Reef Orchestra is blessed with a strong cohort of young musicians, who play a vital part in the growth and longevity of the ensemble. They never cease to amaze us with their talent, enthusiasm, and rigorous work ethic. A massive congratulations to our two Young Encouragement Award recipients for 2016 Elena James (Violin) and Daniel Harley (Horn). These two players have shown enormous dedication to their craft and to the Barrier Reef Orchestra. We wish them both the very best in their studies and look forward to seeing them next year for our 2017 season!

Elena James

Violin
Elena James writes:  Playing with the Barrier Reef Orchestra has always been ...

Daniel Harley

French Horn
Daniel Harley writes:  I started learning the French Horn in grade five and ...

2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Encouragement Awards, Ruby Ansic (Percussion) and Emily Matthews (Viola).

Emily Matthews

Viola
Emily writes: “I was honoured to be one of the recipients of the Barrier Reef ...

Ruby Ansic

Percussion
Ruby writes: At the end of 2015, the Barrier Reef Orchestra very generously ...

2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Award Recipients: Olivia Adcock (Double Bass and Flute) and Bianca Bacchiella (Volin and Bassoon).

Olivia Adcock

Double Bass
Olivia writes: I am very grateful to have received this Encouragement Award ...

Bianca Bacchiella

Bassoon / Violin
Bianca writes: I would like to thank the Barrier Reef Orchestra for giving me ...

2013

Alexandra Gorton

Violin
Alexandra Gorton – leader of the second violins – was in all three concerts ...

Craig Land

Clarinet
Craig Land – clarinettist – was in all three concerts; the only Year 12 ...

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