Music Awards

Music Awards

Each season, the Kingston Symphony Volunteers provide awards to recognize and encourage the development of excellence in young performers who are studying symphony orchestra instruments and living in Kingston and the surrounding region. The awards include various cash prizes.

2023-2024 Music Awards

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, 20 young musicians from Kingston and area auditioned in front of a panel of judges as part of the 2023-2024 Kingston Symphony Volunteers Music Awards. With $4,500 in total award money at stake, there were a number of prizes to be won. We’d like to thank all participants for their dedication and for showing us your amazing talent. Congratulations to this year's winners.

2023-2024 Music Awards Winners

Allan-Jack Memorial Award: $2,000

The Allan-Jack Award is given to the applicant or applicants judged as the overall best performer(s).

Winner: Stella Li, Piano

Hannah Robertson Memorial Award: $1,200

This award consists of two prizes of $600. One award is given to an applicant age 5 to 11 and the other to an applicant age 12 to 16.

Winner: Catherine Moellman, Violin

Winner: Alessia Dudley, Violin

Harriet Scott Memorial Award: $700

The Harriet Scott Memorial Award will fund awards for applicants from each of the Kingston Symphony Association youth ensembles: $300 for the Kingston Youth Orchestra $200 for the Kingston Youth Strings $200 for the Kingston A-Strings

Winner: Ronan Hendry of the Kingston Youth Orchestra, Cello

Winner: Mira Sidhu of the Kingston Youth Strings, Cello

Bonnie J. Thomas Memorial Award: $600

The award is given to an outstanding string player.

Winner: Lucy Youxin Wang, Cello