Waikanae Music Society - 2020 Concert Season

The Waikanae Music Society
Charitable Trust for Young Musicians.

Registered charity number CC39922

Since 2008, The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has awarded annual scholarships to promising young New Zealand music students under the age of 30 who have the potential to make successful careers as musicians.

In 2020, the Trust awarded scholarships of $4,000 each to Amy Chang (piano), Delvan Lin (piano) and Lavinnia Rae (cello).

Over the 12 years since its inception, the Trust has awarded 40 scholarships with a total value of $99,500.

We are very grateful to those members who have donated to the Trust over the years, allowing us to support many remarkable young musicians.

If you would like to contribute to the Trust, you may add your donation on the membership application form or contact: The Treasurer, Waikanae Music Society Inc,  PO Box 84, Waikanae 5250.

The Trustees

Germana Nicklin (chair), Paul Dunmore (treasurer),
Wendy van Delden, Connie Monaghan, and Jay Hancox

Donations, Legacies, Grants, Scholarships

Enquiries about making a donation or legacy, please contact [email protected] or write to P O Box 84, Waikanae 5250.

The Trust is registered with the Charities Commission and donors may claim a tax credit on donations of $5.00 or more.

15 November 2020

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2020 scholarships.

Amy Chang (piano). To support her final year of studies as an accompanist, opera repetiteur and vocal coach at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Delvan Lin (piano). For his final year of study at the Eastman School of Music, New York, and to help with audition expenses for further post-graduate study.

Lavinnia Rae (cello). Towards the cost of studying for a Master of Music in Orchestral Artistry at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

10 November 2019

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2019 scholarships.

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (violin). To assist with the cost of studying towards a Master of Arts in violin performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Matthew Lee (flute). Towards applying and auditioning for Doctoral/Artist Diploma programmes in the United States.

11 November 2018

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2018 scholarships.

Tony Yan Tong Chen (piano). Towards the cost of his studies at the Eastman School of Music in the United States.

Andrew Kelly (violin). For travel to auditions at music schools in London and Berlin.

Toby Pringle (trumpet). For travel to a residency with the Sichuan Symphony in China, also for lessons with top international trumpeters while there.

In addition, the Ngaio Pyatt Memorial Scholarship was awarded to:

Lavinnia Rae (cello). To assist with her studies at the Royal College of Music in London.

12 November 2017

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2017 scholarships.

Matthias Balzat (cello) For travel to auditions in Europe.

Alexander McFarlane (viola) To attend masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove, Cornwall, England, and with Tabea Zimmermann.

Alexa Thomson (viola) To assist with the costs of orchestral auditions and competitions, including travel and making recordings.

13 November 2016

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2016 scholarships.

Salina Fisher (composition) For travel to auditions at several USA music schools in preparation for graduate study.

Jacky Siu (cello) To assist with the purchase of a new cello bow for his studies at the Guildhall School of Music.

Carol Wang (bassoon) To assist with travel and cost of bassoon lessons with leading teachers in Sydney and Melbourne.

Special Award in Memory of Fiona Wright

Suyen Rae (soprano) Towards travel to USA for consultation, lessons, and auditions for graduate study.

1 November 2015

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2015 scholarships.

Olivia Francis (violin) To assist with studies at the Royal College of Music in London.

Alice McIvor (viola) Towards the purchase of a specialised baroque bow for her viola studies in Canada.

Estelita Rae (violin) To assist with her studies at Monash University, Australia.

1 November 2014

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2014 scholarships.

Edward King (cello) To assist in the purchase of a new bow.

William McNeill (French horn) For travel from his base in Europe to London for extra lessons.

James Jin (violin) To help finance his doctorate, including getting access to manuscripts from Germany.

Two special awards were given in 2014:

The Fiona Wright Memorial Award:
Kieran Rayner (baritone) Towards study costs at the Royal College of Music in London.

Melanie Pinkney (violin) To enable her to attend the Akaroa International Music Festival.

1 November 2013

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2013 scholarships.

Maria Mo (piano) To assist in her study towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Auckland.

Rafaella Garlick-Grice (piano accompaniment) Towards travel to London to audition for a trainee repetiteur position with the English National Opera.

Hilary Hayes (violin) Towards completing an Honours degree at the University of Auckland and for attending the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg and auditioning for further study in Germany.

Emma Yoon (violin) To assist in postgraduate studies in Germany and for masterclasses in Europe.

Andrew Leathwick (piano) Towards travel to Europe for lessons and to investigate opportunites for post-graduate study.

Kate Oswin (violin) Towards travel to London to audition for a place in the Masters programmes at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

1 November 2012

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2012 scholarships.

Alexandra Partridge (cello) Towards completing a Masters of Musical Arts at the NZ School of Music.

Todd Gibson-Cornish (bassoon) To assist with consultation lessons and auditioning in the UK and US.

Gemma Lee (piano) To provide assistance for continued studies in NZ and the UK.

20 November 2011

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2011 scholarships.

Timothy Carpenter (cello, piano, organ and singing) To support studies at Waikato University.

Alice Gott (cellist) To support lessons in Berlin.

Edward King (cellist) To support studies in Germany.

6 December 2010

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2010 scholarships.

Jonathan Tanner (Violin) Towards the purchase of a new bow.

Lindsay McLay (Viola) To assist with a period of study in Germany.

Kieran Rayner (Baritone) To help pay for rehearsal and performance accompanists.

26 November 2009

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipient of the first scholarship in 2009.

Nicholas Hancox (viola) Towards the cost of study in Europe.