A celebration of musical talent – Whitworth Roach Classical Music Performance Competition 2019
Ms Christine Whitworth had her first taste of classical music at age 10 when her parents took her to a Chopin piano recital.
Listening, playing and appreciating classical music has been such a constant in Christine’s life that, when she was looking for ways to give back to the community, her mind turned to the ANU School of Music.
Five years on, Christine’s generosity has encouraged and inspired students to pursue their study and careers in classical music. In recent years, Christine has extended her support by establishing the Whitworth Roach Classical Music Scholarship.
2019 winners of the Whitworth Roach Classical Music Performance Competition
- First prize and People’s Choice Award - Chenxiao Chen (piano)
- Second prize - Jimmy Park (violin)
- Third prize - Ruth Giddy (fortepiano)
- ANU School of Music Prize for Musical Achievement - Roya Safaei (piano)