Willgoss Instrumental Prizes 2018

Following the success and celebration in the past two years of the Willgoss Choral Prizes, Richard and Sue Willgoss have generously extended their support to establish the Willgoss Instrumental Prizes in 2018. These prizes include a primary prize and a highly commended prize for each of the UNSW Wind Symphony and UNSW Orchestra.

The Willgoss Instrumental Prizes offer a $1000 prize awarded to the best student instrumentalist in each of the UNSW Wind Symphony and the UNSW Orchestra, to be selected through demonstration of a high level of commitment, performance and ensemble contribution, and being a current student of UNSW. In addition, a further prize of $250 is awarded to a member of each ensemble in 2018, with the same criteria but without the requirement of being a current UNSW student. This provides the opportunity to acknowledge the considerable contribution of those in the instrumental program of UNSW who are from the broader UNSW community as well as those who are current students.

Congratulations to the four winners of the inaugural Willgoss Instrumental Prizes for 2018:

Willgoss Instrumental Prize | UNSW Orchestra - Jason Kong

Willgoss Instrumental Prize | UNSW Wind Symphony - Alexander Woof

Willgoss Instrumental Prize (Highly Commended) | UNSW Orchestra - Sarah Wang

Willgoss Instrumental Prize (Highly Commended) | UNSW Wind Symphony - Christian Sherlock

These were awarded at the final 2018 concert for each ensemble, on Friday October 19 (UNSW Orchestra) and Friday October 26 (UNSW Wind Symphony) in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium.


The thanks of all involved in the UNSW Instrumental Program are extended to Sue and Richard Willgoss for their support and generosity, and acknowledgement of the value of music to the UNSW campus community.