Wednesday, 28 June 2017
The scholarships were awarded to percussionist Euphina Yap of the northern Perth suburb of Darch; and viola player Kathryn McKay of North Fremantle.
The scholarships are administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts and enable artists up to 29 years old, the opportunity to study overseas.
The scholarships enable young WA artists to develop world-class skills by providing them with the opportunity to undertake a course not available in Australia.
Ms Yap's scholarship will enable her to study for a Master of Music in percussion performance at the internationally renowned Boston Conservatory in Massachusetts.
Ms McKay will undertake a one-year, post-graduate performance course at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with acclaimed viola player Daniel Avshalomov of the American String Quartet.
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"I congratulate these two gifted young musicians on being awarded Young People and the Arts International Scholarships.
"The McGowan Government believes that fostering talented artists and developing a strong arts sector is important if WA is to continue to be a vibrant State.
"The creative industries sector has an important role to play in diversifying the State's economy and creating jobs."
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