Teenage award winner to perform as soloist with QSO

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Last night we announced 13 year old Hee Soo Kim as the 2015 Winner of the English Family Prize for Young Instrumentalists.

Hee Soo from Somerset College at the Gold Coast will perform as soloist with the QSO in the Secondary Showcase Song to Symphony performance, proudly co-produced in association with QPAC, on Thursday 5 March. For the fourth consecutive year, this concert will be streamed live to schools in Gladstone with the support of Australia Pacific LNG.

Hee Soo’s winning performance was Cello Concerto No.1 in A Minor Op.33 Mvt III by Saint-Säens.

There were 22 entrants in this year’s competition with six finalists selected to perform at the Finalists’ Recital last night at the QSO Studio, South Bank. The finalists included emerging talents playing concerto movements for oboe, violin, French horn, alto saxophone and cello. 

The English Family Prize for Young Instrumentalists is an annual competition for secondary school music students in Queensland. The prize is named in honour of the English Family and their commitment to the development of exceptional young musicians.

Thanks to generous donations from the English Family, each finalist received a cash prize ranging from $500 to $5000 to assist in their further music studies. The Anthony Camden Foundation and the National Instrument Bank, Music Council of Australia, also awarded a finalist the loan of an instrument for 12 months.


SONG TO SYMPHONY (Education: Secondary Showcase, general public welcome)
Thursday 5 March at 11am
QPAC Concert Hall 

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