Anna Mary Lynch

YEAR OF AWARD: 2007
AGE AT AWARD: 20
ARTFORMS: Music , Bassoon
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Biography

Scottish student Anna Mary Lynch is currently studying bassoon at Glasgow’s RSAMD. Already Anna Mary plays regularly in RSAMD symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles and for NYOS, and has the ambition to become an orchestra player.

Anna Mary’s commitment and talent have seen her do well in her studies so far and recently she won an apprenticeship with the RSNO which enables her to sit in rehearsals with the orchestra. However, in common with many students, her instrument was bought while she was still at school and is no longer of sufficient quality to enable her to reach her full potential as a musician.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Awards made a contribution towards the purchase of a new bassoon.

Since the Award

Anna Mary writes that "It is without question that my new instrument has made a huge difference to my playing." Since getting her new bassoon, Anna has played principal bassoon with Camerata Scotland, received a masterclass with Roger Birnstingl, reached the final of the RSAMD Governors Recital Prize for Woodwind and, with RSA Stevenson Winds, received Highly Commended in the Governors Chamber Music Prize.



I would be absolutely delighted to accept your extremely generous offer….. without [which] I would otherwise never have been able to afford [a new bassoon].