Music accolades

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Music accolades

The event took place at the ABC Studios in South Bank, home of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Among the six finalists selected from across the state, two Year 11 students, Eric Kim and Gabin Won, represented Churchie with extraordinary talent.

Eric Kim performed Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen and Gabin Won performed Reincke’s Concerto for Flute (third movement). In an incredibly close finish, Eric Kim was awarded the eventual winner, followed closely by Gabin Won.

Dr Rianne Wilschut, the clarinet teacher and Katharine Willison the bassoon teacher described the enormity of the event within the orchestral community and the intensity of the performances, showcasing outstanding musicianship in a room where you could hear a pin drop.

No other school has ever achieved first and second place in this competition. The amount of work and tireless dedication from both of these students is certainly not unnoticed, and the entire school is incredibly proud of both these boys and their achievements.

We look forward to seeing future performances as Eric and Gabin continue to share their virtuosity with the Churchie community.