2020 WAYO Cello Scholarship Recipient – Tiffany Lee

7 February, 2020

WA Youth Orchestras 2020 Cello Scholarship Recipient!

Congratulations to Tiffany Lee for receiving the WA Youth Orchestra Cello Scholarship for 2020.

Through the support of our generous donors, sponsors and supporters, WA Youth Orchestras is home to a family of high-quality instruments including an outstanding 18th Century Cello and bow valued at approximately $50,000. We are proud to make these wonderful instruments available exclusively for our members, for members to use in their musical journey with us. This year, we are delighted to offer this wonderful opportunity to Tiffany Lee, an accomplished young cellist and valued member of the WA Youth Orchestra.

Currently under the tutelage of Rod McGrath, Tiffany began learning piano at the age of 5 and cello at the age of 6. Tiffany has achieved many musical accolades for cello performances over the years, and gained her Associate Diploma (AMusA) with Distinction in 2018 by the Australian Music Examination Board.

Tiffany has also been awarded the 2020 UWA Delano Music Scholarship and has received first placings for her cello performances, including the 2016 Joondalup Eisteddfod and in the instrumental section at the Penrhos College Eisteddfod in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Tiffany recently graduated from Penrhos College and has been accepted into UWA Conservatorium of Music for 2020, where she will pursue her musical studies.

Tiffany has been a valued member of the Western Australian Youth Orchestras since 2016, and her involvement has seen her flourish as a musician. She has gained invaluable mentorship and orchestral experience with WAYO and she hopes to continue her musical journey with WAYO in 2020 and beyond.

 “I feel extremely privileged to be bestowed with this magnificent cello! Never before have I had the opportunity to play such an old, yet gorgeous instrument and I’m very excited to explore the brilliant colours and resonant tone it is able to produce.”

 “I will never forget my first performance with WAYO. I never thought a group of young people could craft such a beautiful and professional sound, especially having only been a part of a school string orchestra beforehand. This transition into WAYO was a very big step-up but so incredibly worth it. The repertoire became more demanding, but the end result was far more satisfying, knowing that these pieces myself and other kids could execute are even performed by professional orchestras around the world.”

You can see and hear the cello in WAYO’s amazing 2020 Concert Season, to be released at the start of March. 

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