Barrett (left) and Deborah Dietz
On June 28th Australian trumpeter Stephanie Barrett created
history when she became the first brass player to perform in a final
of the annual Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra New South Wales
Secondary Schools Concerto Competition. Stephanie, who played the
Arutunian Concerto, is a year 11 student at Sydney's prestigious
St Andrew's Cathedral School and studies trumpet with Juri Neradelik.
The competition, now in its 20th year, was held this year for the
first time at Ravenswood School Centenary Centre Auditorium in Gordon,
on Sydney's North Shore, and was adjudicated by Sydney String Quartet
leader, Ronald Thomas.
Stephanie played outstandingly throughout the competition and was
awarded The Wind Prize. She also won the KPO Players' Award (Northside
Youth Orchestra Bursary) which is given to the performer voted best
during all rehearsals by the members of the orchestra. She is seen
here receiving her award from the NYO founding conductor and KPO
Principal Horn, Deborah Dietz.
More information on the KPO and the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto
Competition can be found at the website below.
KPO & NSW Secondary Schools
Photo: Marnix Godschalk