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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
Best Performer: 18 to 20 years. Recital, 2 solo items & Sight Reading
Goldie Zaidel
Best Concerto: 12 yrs to 23 yrs (Junior or Senior.)
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
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 yrs 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 mark 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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