Matthew Chanwai (Year 10) attended the International Akaroa Music Festival Summer School in January where he learned from university cello professors and lecturers from Germany and Australia
The Gilbert Glaussiuss competition was held during the festival for the students attending the summer school. Amongst the competitors were university music graduate students and secondary school students from Australia and New Zealand. Matthew was one of the youngest competitors, but still managed to be awarded 2nd prize in the competition. He was surprised but thrilled at the accolade!