News Gold Medal results 2010
MUSIC: Winner: Martyna Jatkauskaite
Martyna was awarded the prestigious Baltic State Scholarship in 2005 to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Joan Havill. She received a first class Bachelors Diploma in Music with Honours (2007) and completed her Masters Degree of Music in Music Performance (2009); Martyna is now a Fellow at the Guildhall School.
Runner-up: Diana Ionescu ACTING: Nikesh Patel
Nikesh, aged 24 from London, made his professional debut at the Royal Court Theatre earlier this year, in Disconnect, while still a Guildhall student. He also recently appeared in the BBC Radio 4 drama Leaving Normal with Meera Syal and Imelda Staunton.
TECHNICAL THEATRE: Alice Horsey
Alice, aged 21 from West Yorkshire, completed her studies in July and immediately began work as Assistant Stage Manager for Scottish Ballet.
In 1963 the first Drama Gold Medal was awarded to an acting student. The Technical Theatre Gold Medal was established in 2001.
The Music Gold Medal award was founded and endowed by
Sir H Dixon Kimber in 1915. The prize includes the medal itself plus £1,000 donated by The Worshipful Company of Musicians. The runners-up Glass Trophy is donated by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers.
Junior Guildhall Lutine Prize
We are delighted to announce that pianist Sophie Dee is the winner of this year’s Lutine Prize, Junior Guildhall’s most prestigious award. Sophie will be given the opportunity to perform a concerto with a Junior Guildhall ensemble and a cash award. The runner-up was Mary Tyler (17), a clarinettist from Guildford, who also receives a cash prize. Sophie Dee (16) is from Faversham in Kent and was a keyboard finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010. She is taught at Junior Guildhall by Senior Piano Professor Joan Havill.
Congratulations to Joan, whose students have won both the Music Gold Medal and The Lutine Prize this year.
The Junior Guildhall Lutine Prize 2010 is kindly supported by Lloyd’s Charities Trust.
Correction to p.16 of the Spring/Summer 2010 issue
Brodie Ross appeared in Daniel Evans’ production of An Enemy of the People at Sheffield in Spring 2010. We apologise to Brodie for the misprinting of his name.
GUILDHALL SCHOOL NEWS • AUTUMN / WINTER 2010
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