Waltons New School of Music - Past Scholarship & Prize Winners

Past Scholarship & Prize Winners

at Waltons New School of Music


2016-2017

Young Student of the Year
1st Prize and full-year scholarship: Gene Paul Retardo, Piano (Lenka Dobai, Teacher)
2nd Prize: Ke Xin He, Piano (Tamara Niekludow, Teacher)
3rd Prize: Joseph Delaney, Violin (Elena Elioutina, Teacher)

Mature Student of the Year
1st Prize and full-year scholarship: Myles O’Brien, Voice (Marta Burns, Teacher)
2nd Prize: Yasmine Missaoui, Voice (Sinéad Flynn, Teacher)
3rd Prize: Louise Nolan, Voice (Joan O’Malley, Teacher)

Most Promising Beginner
1st Prize and full-year scholarship: Rachael McGlade, Voice (Niamh McCormack, Teacher)
2nd Prize: Marijana Pancevski, Piano (Lenka Dobai, Teacher)
3rd Prize: Tanishka Malhotra, Piano (Elisabeth Meuleman, Teacher)

Kurzweil Piano Prize
Gene Paul Retardo (Lenka Dobai, Teacher)

2015-2016

Young Student of the Year: Faolán Molloy, Piano
Mature Student of the Year: Mika Onodera, Voice
Most Promising Beginner: Louise Deyn, Cello
Kurzweil Piano Prize: Faolán Molloy

2014-2015

Young Student of the Year: Lucian Matei, Guitar
Mature Student of the Year: Claire McGowan, Voice
Most Promising Beginner: Aoibhinn Farrell, Voice
New School Ensemble Prize: Anna-Marie Jones, Feargus McDonnell, Don Nolan, Gráinne Roche (trad group)
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Lucian Matei

2013-2014

Young Student of the Year: Rory Rusnak, Piano
Mature Student of the Year: Declan Devine, Piano
Most Promising Beginner: Santiago Lejarza, Voice
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Christopher Hearty
Kurzweil Piano Prize: Rory Rusnak

2012-2013

Young Student of the Year: Bianca Lucaci, Piano
Mature Student of the Year: Christine Smyth, Voice
Most Promising Beginner: Peter Ryan, Piano
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Christopher Hearty, Guitar
Kurzweil Piano Prize: Bianca Lucaci, Piano

2011-2012

Young Student of the Year: Ita McGennis, Piano
Mature Student of the Year: Michael Bruce, Piano
Most Promising Beginner: Tatyana Larareva, Voice
New School Songwriting/Composition Prize: Conall Mullarkey
Kurzweil Piano Prize: Michael Bruce

2010-2011

Young Student of the Year: Gearóid Lane (Guitar)
Mature Student of the Year: Marion Stack, (Voice)
Most Promising Beginner: Viktoras Tarvydas (Voice)
New School Songwriting/Composition Prize: David Heagney
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Gearóid Lane

2009-2010

Young Student of the Year: Keith Stears (Piano)
Mature Student of the Year: Robert Connell (Piano)
Most Promising Beginner: Eamonn Coleman (Voice)
Ensemble Prize: Flute Ensemble
Kurzweil Piano Prize: Keith Stears

2008-2009

Young Student of the Year: Oscar Martin (Violin)
Mature Student of the Year: Aisling Roberts (Guitar)
Most Promising Beginner: Arrah Angela Valenzona (Piano)
Ensemble Prize: Adult String Ensemble
Kurzweil Piano Prize: Robert Connell
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Aisling Roberts

2007-2008

Young Student of the Year: Katerina Speranskey (Cello)
Mature Student of the Year: Brid Gallagher (Voice)
Most Promising Beginner: Eliza Saclolo (Piano)
Ensemble Prize: Adult String Ensemble
Suzuki Piano Prize: Eliza Saclolo

2006-2007

Young Student of the Year: Teodor Iliu Radu (Piano)
Mature Student of the Year: Chien Buggle (Guitar)
Most Promising Beginner: Agata Wistocka (Violin)
Ensemble Prize: Mia Bourke (Flute), Margaret Breen (Flute)
Suzuki Piano Prize: Teodor Iliu Radu
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Chien Buggle

2005-2006

Young Student of the Year: Aoife Moroney (Flute)
Mature Student of the Year: Mairéad Nic an Fhaili (Flute)
Most Promising Beginner: Mark Angelo Bungcayao (Flute)
Roland Piano Prize: David Daniels
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Richard Hegarty

2004-2005

Young Student of the Year: Clare Treacey (Voice)
Mature Student of the Year: Kim O'Donnell (Piano)
Roland Piano Prize: Kim O'Donnell

2003-2004

Young Student of the Year: Jennifer McBride (Clarinet)
Mature Student of the Year: Anthony McGorian (Piano)
Most Promising Beginner: Bella Davey (Clarinet)
Roland Piano Prize: Stephen Kenny
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Rossa Lowry-O’Reilly

2002-2003

Young Student of the Year: Manus Goan (Guitar)
Mature Student of the Year: Mary Laherty (Low Whistle)
Most Promising Beginner: Jennifer McBride (Clarinet)
Ensemble Prize: Rig-a-Jig
Roland Piano Prize: Anthony McGorian
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Manus Goan

2001-2002

Young Student of the Year: Caoimhe Monaghan (Piano)
Mature Student of the Year: Carol Hayes (Piano)
Most Promising Beginner: Sean Frayne (Cello)
Roland Piano Prize: Carol Hayes
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Robert Narunovskis

2000-2001

Young Student of the Year: Niall O’Higgins (Guitar)
Mature Student of the Year: Sam Jackson (Piano)
Most Promising Beginner: Rebecca Collins (Guitar)
Ensemble Prize: Eilish Keogh (Voice), Sam Jackson (Piano)
Roland Piano Prize: Francisco Vidal
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Rebecca Collins

1999-2000

Young Student of the Year: Donna Robinson (Piano)
Mature Student of the Year: J. J. Harrington (Piano)
Most Promising Beginner: Laura Watson (Piano)
Roland Piano Prize: Yue-Fai Yuen
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Niall O’Higgins

1998-1999

Young Student of the Year: Kevin Carberry (Flute)
Mature Student of the Year: Fiona Byrne (Piano)
Most Promising Beginner: Tom Lawlor (Voice)
Ensemble Prize: Meljoann Ryan (Flute), Kevin Carberry (Flute)
Roland Piano Prize: Sam Jackson
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Cormac Liston

1997-1998

Young Student of the Year: Lucy Caravello (Piano)
Mature Student of the Year: Catherine Craven (Irish Harp)
Most Promising Beginner: Colm McDonagh (Guitar)
Ensemble Prize: Catherine Craven, Mary Gregg (Irish Harp)
Roland Piano Prize: Fiona Byrne
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prize: Colm McDonagh

1996-1997

Young Student of the Year: Ciara Price (Piano)
Mature Student of the Year: Yoko Taguma (Piano)
Most Promising Beginner: Kanna Hashimoto (Button Accordion)
Gibson Epiphone Guitar Prizes: Roddy Hick, Redmond O’Toole

1995-1996

Young Student of the Year: Redmond O’Toole (Guitar)
Mature Student of the Year: Mary Gregg (Irish Harp)
Most Promising Beginner: Lucy Caravello (Piano)


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