Meriden musician awarded Licentiate in Music

15 June 2018

Meriden student and accomplished cellist, Hannah Kolos, has been awarded a Licentiate in Music, Australia (LMusA) by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).

The LMusA is a diploma awarded by examination to outstanding musicians. It is considered a highly prestigious award, with the national success rate being around ten percent of candidates. The LMusA is effectively the highest qualification attainable. Above this, the most prestigious but extremely rare Fellowship in Music is awarded on an Honorary basis.

Meriden’s Director of Music (P-12) said, “This is a remarkable achievement for such a young cellist. Hannah is in Year 11 and is to be congratulated on the way she has balanced her cello practice with her many music ensemble commitments and her academic studies.”

Earlier this year, Hannah was selected to participate in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Young Symphonists program. This program brings together sixty young musicians from across Australia to play sophisticated orchestral repertoire. The program was led by Roger Benedict, who was Principal Viola of the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, from 1991 to 2000 and has been Principal Viola of Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2002.