The Waikanae Music Society
Charitable Trust for Young Musicians.

Patron: Arnold Solomons




"To celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 2008, the Waikanae Music Society established a charitable trust to recognise promise and commitment in New Zealand by music students up to and including the age of 29 years. The Trust's aim is to foster their love of chamber music through granting awards and/or scholarships."


The Trustees

Germana Nicklin (chair), Helen Guthrie (treasurer),
Wendy van Delden, Connie Monaghan, and Jay Hancox
invite contributions of money by donation,
legacy, gift or otherwise.



2017 SCHOLARSHIPS


The Trustees of THE WAIKANAE MUSIC SOCIETY CHARITABLE TRUST FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS invite applications for the 2017 Scholarships. Up to three Awards of $4000.00 will be considered for education or performance development from applicants who must be New Zealand citizens and tertiary students under the age of 30 at the 31 October 2017.

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13 November 2016

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2016 scholarships.

Salina Fisher (composition) For travel to auditions at several USA music schools in preparation for graduate study.

Jacky Su (cello) To assist with the purchase of a new cello bow for his studies at the Guildhall School of Music.

Carol Wang (bassoon) To assist with travel and cost of bassoon lessons with leading teachers in Sydney and Melbourne.


Special Award in Memory of Fiona Wright

Suyen Rae (soprano) Towards travel to USA for consultation, lessons, and auditions for graduate study.



1 November 2015

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2015 scholarships.

Olivia Francis (violin) To assist with studies at the Royal College of Music in London.

Alice McIvor (viola) Towards the purchase of a specialised baroque bow for her viola studies in Canada.

Estelita Rae (violin) To assist with her studies at Monash University, Australia.




1 November 2014

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2014 scholarships.

Edward King (cello) To assist in the purchase of a new bow.

William McNeill (French horn) For travel from his base in Europe to London for extra lessons.

James Jin (violin) To help finance his doctorate, including getting access to manuscripts from Germany.

Two special awards were given in 2014:

The Fiona Wright Memorial Award:
Kieran Rayner (baritone) Towards study costs at the Royal College of Music in London.

Melanie Pinkney (violin) To enable her to attend the Akaroa International Music Festival.




1 November 2013

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2013 scholarships.

Maria Mo (piano) To assist in her study towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Auckland.

Rafaella Garlick-Grice (piano accompaniment) Towards travel to London to audition for a trainee repetiteur position with the English National Opera.

Hilary Hayes (violin) Towards completing an Honours degree at the University of Auckland and for attending the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg and auditioning for further study in Germany.

Emma Yoon (violin) To assist in postgraduate studies in Germany and for masterclasses in Europe.

Andrew Leathwick (piano) Towards travel to Europe for lessons and to investigate opportunites for post-graduate study.

Kate Oswin (violin) Towards travel to London to audition for a place in the Masters programmes at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.



1 November 2012

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2012 scholarships.

Alexandra Partridge (cello) Towards completing a Masters of Musical Arts at the NZ School of Music.

Todd Gibson-Cornish (bassoon) To assist with consultation lessons and auditioning in the UK and US.

Gemma Lee (piano) To provide assistance for continued studies in NZ and the UK.



20 November 2011

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2011 scholarships.

Timothy Carpenter (cello, piano, organ and singing) To support studies at Waikato University.

Alice Gott (cellist) To support lessons in Berlin.

Edward King (cellist) To support studies in Germany.



6 December 2010

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2010 scholarships.

Jonathan Tanner (Violin) Towards the purchase of a new bow.

Lindsay McLay (Viola) To assist with a period of study in Germany.

Kieran Rayner (Baritone) To help pay for rehearsal and performance accompanists.


26 November 2009

The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians has great pleasure in announcing the recipient of the first scholarship in 2009.

Nicholas Hancox (viola) Towards the cost of study in Europe.



Enquires about making a donation or legacy, or information about grants or scholarships, should be made to the Secretary,
telephone 04 293 4025, or to P O Box 84, Waikanae 5250.


The Trust is registered with the Charities Commission and donors may claim a tax credit on donations of $5.00 or more.