Congratulations to trumpet student Andrew Hemsworth, winner of the  2021 Aviva Scholarship for Orchestral Brass. Andrew, age 21,  is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium. As Aviva Scholarship winner, Andrew will receive ten individual lessons from TSO Principal Trumpet Yoram Levy during 2021.

Established in memory of Aviva Orgad, mother of TSO Principal Trumpet Yoram Levy, the annual Aviva Scholarship for Orchestral Brass commenced in 2020.

Aviva Orgad

Aviva Orgad

Read a reflection by 2020 scholarship holder Zachary Allen.

One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student *21 and under, residing in Tasmania, who has attained the level of **AMEB grade 6 and above on horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone or tuba.

The successful applicant will receive ten lessons from the applicable TSO tutor for their instrument. The lessons are intended as an enrichment opportunity in addition to the student’s musical studies, not as a replacement.

Participating tutors include Greg Stephens horn, Yoram Levy trumpet, David Robins trombone, Mitchell Nissen bass trombone and Tim Jones tuba.

Much loved by her family and friends, this scholarship represents Aviva’s love of people, music, and contribution to the community.