As part of MITCH’s charter, a young musician or group is invited to perform at each concert throughout the year. The aim is to give young performers the opportunity to perform in public to help them build their confidence and give them a sense of performance.
Through the initial the generosity of Alan & Katherine Ross from A&K Associates with a donation of $500, MITCH inaugurated the annual Young Performers Award in 2013.
Each year, all young performers in a MITCH concert for the previous year receive the opportunity to be chosen as the Young Performer of the Year and receive the cheque for $500 to go towards their musical education. In 2015, an additional award, The Young Performer Encouragement Award was awarded to Rose Treed, a very young violinist whose performances at the Winter Concerts was outstanding.
Young Performer of the Year – Awards
2015 Young Performer of the Year
Thomas Williams ($500 MITCH Young Performer’s Fund)
2015 – Young Performer Encouragement Award
Rose Treed ($150 Anonymous Donation)
2014 Young Performer of the Year – Joint Award
Cooper Harwood ($500 Alan & Katherine Ross) &
José and the Coffee Mugs ($500 MITCH Young Performer’s Fund)
2013 Young Perfomer of the Year
Mitchell Lee ($500 Alan & Katherine Ross)