The Flax Trust

The Inaugural Flax Trust Classics

Five finalists of the inaugural ‘Flax Trust Classics’ (classical music awards/bursaries £15,000 for all classical musicians – vocal & instrumental – born in N Ireland, wishing to continue their studies graduate/post graduate in the field of music) performed at a black tie concert at Queen’s University’s capacity crowded Great Hall on Friday 20th April.

Tara McNeill – violin – won both the Flax Trust Classics Award (Adjudicating Pannel – Marilynne Davies and Randal Shannon) and the George & Angela Moore Flax Trust Classics Audience Award.

The other finalists were Emer McCallion – Soprano; Helen Aiken – Mezzo – Soprano; David Gibson – Piano; Maria McGrann – Soprano.

The winner of the traditional Super Bowl Draw – A Weekend Trip to Pittsburgh, courtesy of the Rooney Family – was Mr Peter McCoy.

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Tara McNeill with Noel Thompson, Rosalie Thompson - Permanent Secretary DCAL and Sr Mary Turley

Some of the guest attending the Event: