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Student Danielle Walker, 17, named as Southwell Choral Society Bursary winner

A student has been named winner of a musical bursary award worth up to £1,000.

Danielle Walker (pictured) 17, from Southwell, has been awarded the Southwell Choral Society Bursary, which provides support for musical development.

Thelma Clark, who is on the bursary selection panel, said after postponing last year’s award due to covid and a lack of applications, this year’s proved to be the most popular award yet.

Danielle Walker (47134389)
Danielle Walker (47134389)

“The volume and the quality of the applications were tremendous,” said Thelma.

“It was very difficult to pick a winner.

“In the end we had six applicants who would all be worthy winners.

“They were all great musicians at different stages of their development.

“Danielle wasn’t the oldest contestant, but she has accomplished a very high standard, not only in her playing, but her musicianship as well.

“She displays the music and the composer’s attentions very convincingly.”

Danielle plays three instruments and has taught lessons over lockdown.

“She plays the flute and the piano to a very high standard and her application demonstration was with the flute,” said Thelma.

“She also plays the piano to a high standard and she has taught herself to play the saxophone — she is quite the all-rounder.

“She is ver enthusiastic and has a tonne of musical experience.”

Thelma looked forward to developing the awards after what she described as the most competitive year yet.

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