Willoughby Symphony: Genius

Lily Higson-Spence
Lily Higson-Spence

The Willoughby Symphony’s 2017 Season, Enduring Passion, opens with the dazzling Genius concert featuring masterworks by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms, conducted by Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton AM.

Beethoven’s Leonore Overture is followed by soloist Lily Higson-Spence performing Mendelssohn’s evergreen Violin Concerto with Brahms’ Second Symphony crowning the concert.

Lily Higson-Spence (17), was a finalist in the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards, and received awards for Audience Choice, Best Recital, and the Nelly Apt Scholarship. She also won the 2015 NSW Doctor’s Orchestra Scholarship for Instrumentalists, the Melbourne Recital Centre Bach Competition, and received third prize at the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition.

In 2014 Lily was awarded first prize at the prestigious Alf and Pearl Pollard Memorial Awards, was a semi-finalist at the Gisborne International Music Competition and won third prize in the Australian Open Concerto and Vocal Competition. Lily currently studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

Tickets: Call 1300 795 012 or visit theconcourse.com.au




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