WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?
When I am asked what my life would be without music I think to myself “I probably wouldn’t have one” I can’t imagine what it would be like without music. I have been playing the violin for 5 years and am now starting to take my music more seriously. I have decided that I am going to become a professional violinist in the future.
I have played in the Bellingen Youth Orchestra for 3 years leading the second violins for a year and am now in the first violins and on my way to the front.
I’ve been the assistant concertmaster in State music Camp, performed a solo at the Opera House, have been placed in a Reserve for the Australia Youth Orchestra. Recently I have been invited to play with David Helfgote in March 7 2020.
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THIS GRANT?
I am saving up for a new violin which can be in the vicinity of $8000. Ive also recently purchased a brand-new bow for $1100.
Plus lessons ( my teacher wants me to start twice a week) new strings, travel and competition and eisteddfod costs to further my experience and career.
HOW WILL THIS GRANT BENEFIT YOU? AND HOW DO YOU PLAN ON USING IT?
If I receive this grant I will be able to put it towards my musical future and following all of my dreams of becoming a Concert Master and or soloist invited to play all over the world.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE?
There are endless possibilities for my future and as long as I continue to work hard and practise hard I know how I’m going to be travelling the world with my music.
WHO INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?
Over the years I have had so many amazing and talented teachers who have helped me get where I am.
Elizabeth Scott, Jacquie Gill, Amber Davis and Annie Phelan .
These wonderful women have got me where I am.
AppliCations Now Open
If you are a local Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Grafton child or junior group who needs assistance with your academic, sporting, community, cultural or social project, we want to hear from you.
Tell us how the McDonald’s Junior Grant can help you achieve your dreams!
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