The 3 finalists have today been announced for the 2014 Australian 'Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship', in Melbourne.
They are: 23 year old Emily Sun from Sydney, 22 year old Anne-Marie Johnson from Melbourne and 24 year old Doretta Balkizas from Sydney.
Regarded as one of Australia's most important development prizes for Australian violinists 25 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive a AUD $40,000 bursary to be used to enable overseas study – and the opportunity to record and perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Australian 2014 'Dorcas McClean Scholarship' Finalists: Anne-Marie Johnson, Doretta Balkizas & Emily Sun
Established in 1981, and administered by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, previous recipients include international soloist Adele Anthony and VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang.
The final will be held on April 17th at the Melbourne Recital Hall – with conductor Benjamin Northey and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The Violin Channel will keep you abreast of the result.