Congratulations to Canberra-trained classical guitarist, Stephanie Jones, winner of the highly esteemed 2014 National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award. Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Cafe Wood Works have been proud sponsors of the Award through our concert series over the last 5 months.
The award was also sponsored by Canberra’s Music and Arts Radio Station, ArtSound FM92.7 and participating Fine Music Network stations in association with Friends of the ANU School of Music. The award was announced in Adelaide on 22 November at the national finals organized by fine music station 5MBS-FM. Stephanie receives a $5000 cash prize sponsored by participating Fine Music Network stations. This follows Stephanie’s success in being selected for the 2014 ArtSound FM Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award (ACT) in November, through which she received a $500 prize, thanks to an anonymous donor.
Stephanie Jones is completing her Honours year of study at the Australian National University School of Music under Timothy Kain. In 2012, Stephanie competed in the prestigious Adelaide International Classical Guitar competition and subsequently won second prize. Stephanie has completed her Diploma exam for the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music, her AMEB AMusA exam and LMusA Exam. She was then selected as winner of the “JB Vincent Memorial Award for Best Eligible LMusA Candidate in 2012”. Stephanie has also completed her first classical guitar CD, Bach the Fly and the Microphone. In 2010, Stephanie was awarded the Royal Schools Anniversary Scholarship and the Harmony Endowment Undergraduate Scholarship to study at the ANU. Furthermore, in 2013, she was presented with a John Wallis Scholarship on behalf of the Canberra/Versailles Association, and a Friends of the School of Music Travel Grant to study with exceptional teachers throughout Spain and France. In November 2014 she was selected for the 2014 ArtSound FM Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award (ACT).