Hon. mention: Emma-Shay Gallenti-Guilfoyle (ANU)
In another recent national competition, the 6th edition of the “Great Romantics Competition” held at the Melbourne Recital Centre on 4 October, the Elizabeth Murdoch Prize (1st prize) was awarded to pianist Aaron Liu from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. The winner of the Kantor Encouragement Award (2nd prize) was Ziggy Johnston.
As might be imagined, it is by no means easy for a guitarist to do so well in a competition that is open to all instruments. Congratulations Ziggy! The prestige of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music continues to grow.