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Newcastle Music Festival: Nan Price Memorial Scholarship
12 August @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
Nan Price was a renowned pianist, teacher and examiner who performed often as an accompanist and was an exceptional sight-reader. A graduate of the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Price went on to teach at the Conservatorium of Music in Newcastle, having lived there as a child.
Following the establishment of Newcastle’s branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW, Price conducted numerous workshops and masterclasses for the association, which were highly sought after amongst the music community. Her explicit teaching and high standards were key to the success of the workshops. Price was also well-respected for her expertise in performing works by Beethoven.
In Price’s legacy, the Music Teacher’s Association of NSW (Newcastle Branch) established an annual award in her name, awarding over twenty successful recipients since her passing. Alumni of the award include pianists Frances Ross, Michael Power and William Cesta who have all gone on to pursue careers in music.
In 2016, The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW is proud to present the Nan Price Memorial Scholarship as part of the Newcastle Music Festival program. The competition is open to student pianists of 25 years and under (minimum Grade 5 or equivalent) who are required to present two contrasting pieces.
The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW is also excited to welcome pianist and composer, Mr Colin Spiers who will adjudicate the competition and announce the award winner for 2016. Entrant details should be emailed to Rosemary Allen.