Kelson Awards 2017

22nd May 2017

The Kelson and Penelope Thwaites Music Awards are now into their fourteenth year. Auditions have been completed and award recipients notified.

We look forward to welcoming back to Tintern Mr and Mrs Michael Kelson for the presentation of these annual awards next month. Our music students at Tintern are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to audition for these awards each year, which Mr Kelson set up in 2004 in order to honour the name of his mother, Mrs Ilma Kelson, who was Director of Music at Tintern from 1958 to 1973.

Award recipients for 2017 are:


Outstanding Senior Performer  
Ron Chen Piano Year 10
Encouragement Award for Desirable Instrument  
Siobhan Muirhead Oboe Year 11
Charlotte Du Blêt Trumpet Year 5


Best Performance of an Australian Composition 
Sophia Li Piano Year 5            

There was no entry in the Best Original Composition section this year.

We congratulate all of these students on their fine achievements.

by Alison Bezaire, Director of Music