2005

Jennifer McHardy

Jennifer McHardy Crafts, Textiles

From the start of her studies, Jennifer's talent and innovation stood out, culminating in a 'stunning' final degree show.


Aaron McGregor

Aaron McGregor Music, Violin

Multi-talented Aaron has been playing the violin since the age of 7 and now also plays guitar and piano, sings and writes music.


Aidan O'Rourke

Aidan O'Rourke Music, Violin

Aidan is a busy recording and performing fiddler at the top of his game, including playing and recording with 'Blazin' Fiddles' and his new trio 'Lau'.


Amira Bedrush-McDonald

Amira Bedrush-McDonald Music, Violin

According to her violin tutor at the RSAMD, Amira has 'star quality' and is quite simply the best violinist he has ever taught.


Andrew Dunlop

Andrew Dunlop Music, Piano

Andrew is an energetic and charismatic young performer with an impressive CV including BBC radio and TV performances, Celtic Connections Festival and the winner of many music prizes.


Angus Nicolson

Angus Nicolson Music, Pipes

Piping has been in Angus Nicolson's family for generations. Although no-one in the long line of Nicolson pipers had the opportunity to develop their musical talents to a professional level, until now.


Anthony Campbell

Anthony Campbell Crafts, Fashion Design, Textile Design

Anthony's aim is to launch himself as a contemporary menswear designer, through his final degree show at London Fashion Week.


Anthony Schrag

Anthony Schrag Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Drama

Anthony's "outstanding ability lies very much in his ability to engage and disarm a passive audience member, to open their mind to the possibilities of creativity, curiosity and ultimately art."


Benjamin Kracun

Benjamin Kracun Film, Cinematography

Benjamin's interest in storytelling has taken him from photography through to film.  He has gone on to become an award winning Director of Photography.


Brian McGinley

Brian McGinley Music, Trumpet

Brian's trumpet playing combines a glorious sound with superb technique.


Carla Caramujo

Carla Caramujo Music, Opera, Singing

Carla is ‘an exciting young lyric coloratura soprano with a voice of outstanding quality’ and possesses a voice with instinctive musicianship, impressive range and great potential.


Catriona Hetherington

Catriona Hetherington Music, Cello

Cellist, Catriona Hetherington, loves extremely challenging repertoire. A specialist in unaccompanied solo cello performance, she has given solo recitals throughout the UK.


Chris MacDonald

Chris MacDonald Music, Pipes

Teenage piper, Chris MacDonald, started playing the bagpipes at 10 and is now one of the top young solo pipers in Scotland.


Christopher Guild

Christopher Guild Music, Piano

‘Spectacular’, ‘exquisite’ and ‘breathtaking’ are words used to describe Christopher’s prodigious talent as a pianist.


Craig MacDonald

Craig MacDonald Music, Horn

Considered by his tutor to be the most talented brass player to have come out of Moray, Craig won the Senior Solo Instrumental Recital class at the 2004 Moray Music Festival.


David Gargaro

David Gargaro Music, Trumpet

A graduate of St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, David, from northern Scotland, is a trumpeter of enormous potential.


Fraser Campbell

Fraser Campbell Music, Saxophone

Respected Scottish jazz saxophonist, Tommy Smith, said of Fraser that he "definitely has all the tools at his disposal to become a truly great musician and ambassador for Scotland."


Fraser Gordon

Fraser Gordon Music, Bassoon

Born and brought up in Edinburgh, Fraser is, according to all who have taught him, a natural musician with innate musicality and talent.


Fraser Stone

Fraser Stone Music, Percussion

From Grantown on Spey, Fraser started playing drums on a plastic drumkit when he was six.


Genna Spinks

Genna Spinks Music, Double Bass

According to her nominator, Genna is one of the finest young string players ever to graduate from the RSAMD.


Gillian Maitland

Gillian Maitland Music, Percussion

Gillian caught the eye of international percussionists when she attended the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, a festival for advanced high school percussionists.


Graeme Truslove

Graeme Truslove Music, Composer

Graeme is a composer with a difference, his 'instrument' is a computer. He is one of two electroacoustic composers supported by an award.


Hannah Mairi

Hannah Mairi Musical Theatre

Despite her young age, Hannah is already an experienced stage performer.


James Ross

James Ross Music, Piano

When tutors speak of Wick-born pianist and composer, James Ross, they use superlatives.


Jillian Smith

Jillian Smith Film, Literature, Writer

Described as a precocious talent by her university tutors, Jillian demonstrated as an undergraduate that she was equally fluent in writing poetry, academic essays or film scripts.


Joanne Boag

Joanne Boag Music, Opera, Vocals

Joanne is a lyric soprano of exceptional quality. She has just completed a Masters at the prestigious National Opera Studio, London. She is currently working for Scottish Opera and later in 2007 she joins the Welsh National Opera as an Associate Artist.


Joseph Armstrong

Joseph Armstrong Music, Pipes

Despite being only 12, Joseph had already achieved major goals in uilleann pipe playing when he was nominated for an Award.


Judith Williams

Judith Williams Musical Theatre

Judith already had an impressive array of TV credits to her name, including Taggart, Heartbeat, River City and the BAFTA Scotland Award-winning Channel 4 comedy ‘The Book Group’ when she was nominated for an Award.


Julia Somerville

Julia Somerville Music, Harp

From Edinburgh, Julia is already an experienced performer and has won many major competitions in harp.


Laura-Jane Gibson

Laura-Jane Gibson Dance

Laura-Jane, from Ayrshire, has been studying ballet since the age of five.


Lauren Steel

Lauren Steel Music, Cello

The director of the Aberdeen City Music School says that Lauren is simply one of the best musicians they have had.


Louis Abbott

Louis Abbott Music, Percussion

Louis caught the eye of his percussion teacher at an early age at Beeslack School in Penicuik. She considered him to be the most naturally talented young percussionist she had ever taught.


Nicole O'Neill

Nicole O'Neill Dance

Nicole, from Wester Hailes in Edinburgh, entered the Royal Ballet School at the age of 12, the only Scottish girl in her year.


Nuño de Araujo Pereira

Nuño de Araujo Pereira Music, Opera, Vocals

Nuño is one of two Portuguese opera singers who have benefited from the Dewar Arts Awards.


Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings Music, Percussion

Concentrating on folk and Celtic music, Paul has become an accomplished percussionist and is now considered to be one of the top players in his genre.


Richard Craig

Richard Craig Music, Flute

From Clydebank, Richard is regarded as one of the most versatile and talented young flautists in the UK.


Ross Dickson

Ross Dickson Dance, Musical Theatre

Ross is Dumbarton's own 'Billy Elliott'. He started dancing at the age of eight and quickly showed talent.


Sophie Boyne

Sophie Boyne Musical Theatre

Sophie is already a seasoned performer, having appeared twice at the Edinburgh Festival, danced in The Nutcracker both with Siaga ballet in Japan and with the Scottish Ballet and performed with several top pop bands.


Steven Graham

Steven Graham Music, Percussion

Steven Graham ranks winning the World Pipe Championships as a member of the Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band as one of his greatest achievements to date.


Susan McCathie

Susan McCathie Musical Theatre, Vocals

In gaining a place at London's Royal Academy of Music, Susan beat off serious competition. Over 1,500 hopefuls applied for 30 places.