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    Awards (Senior Piano)    



Senior: Grade 4 - 7

  • A money prize in the form of entry fees directly paid by UNISA for the following examination.
  • Awarded for the best performance in exam work.
  • At least two pieces must be played.


  • No Exam pieces are allowed where solo pieces are required for the award of Trophies.
  • An A+ minimum is required for trophy and money prize winners



Trinity College of London Most outstanding candidate 
Alethea Matthews Best recital: 14 yrs and under
Heléne Gillmer Best recital: 16 yrs and under
Music Mecca Best recital: 18 yrs and under
PMF - The Marjorie Patterson Trophy Best recital: Open
Bonnie Osterhoff Best Performer: 14 yrs and under. Recital, 2 solo items & Sight Reading
Goldie Zaidel Best Performer:  16 yrs and under. Recital, 2 solo items & Sight Reading
PMF Best Performer: 18 to 20 years. Recital, 2 solo items & Sight Reading
Goldie Zaidel Best Concerto: 12 yrs to 23 yrs (Junior or Senior.)
Hyperama Best performer: SA Composer (any age)
Pretoria Music Festival Highest mark: Set section (any age)
Otto Gafner Highest mark in Sight Reading. 14 yrs & under
Betty Gladwell - in memory of Marjorie Patterson Highest mark in accompaniment
Hesse Best own composition: 14 yrs to 18 yrs
Pretoria Eisteddfod Best 8 hands Ensemble
Gisela Scriba Best senior piano duo/trio
Elma Britz Best Recital and Quick Study: 14 yrs and under
Hubert van der Spuy Best Recital and Quick Study: 16 and under
Lizzie Minnaar Memorial Trophy Recital and Quick Study: 17 - 25 yrs
Landi Schaap Quick Study: highest mark KS 35 - KS 38
Hester de Jager Sight Reading: Highest maek KS 39 - Ks 42
Joseph Stanford Concerto: Highest mark KS 49 - KS 52
Claudine van Breda SA Composition: Highest mark KS 24 - KS 27
Carli de Villiers Two pianos: Highest mark KS 110 - KS 113
Charl de Villiers Best Grade 8: Highest mark KS 65, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100
Mr Pieter Goedkoop money prize (R500) Best accompanist: Highest mark in KS 47
The candidate must:
1) Accompany an instrumentalist (short piece or movement from a suite/sonata) OR  a singer (art song or short aria);     
2) Sight read the accompaniment of an instrumental or vocal solo.
Johanna van der Spuy Highest achievement (mark) in Senior Section
SAVMO Pretoria Best grd 4. Highest mark KS 61, 66, 71, 76, 81, 86, 91, 96
SAVMO Pretoria Best grd 5. Highest mark KS 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 87, 92, 97
SAVMO Pretoria Best grd 6. Highest mark KS 64, 68, 73, 78, 83, 88, 93, 98
SAVMO Pretoria Best grd 7. Highest mark KS 64, 69, 74, 79, 84, 89, 94, 99
Runner-up The same criteria as for the overall winner will be applicable


OVERALL  WINNER                             Highest aggregate A+ minimum: Recital 50%, 2 solos 40%, Sight Reading & Quick Study 10%

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