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The Billie Wyner Award for Piano

The Billie Wyner Award for Piano
The Billie Wyner Award for Piano was an Award established in 2009 by Richard Cohen, in memory of his grandmother; he writes:

“My grandmother was called Billie Wyner and, while classically trained, established a successful career in British Variety Theatre. My grandma dedicated much of her time to various good causes, entertaining troops during the war and latterly performing at old age homes, hospitals and various charitable organisations. I’m very pleased to support Damian – a really talented young pianist – in memory of my grandmother.”

Damian Jesus College Chapel

Permission granted by Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge University ©Lara Pysden Photography

Damian, a 13-year-old pianist from Cambridge, the first recipient of this Award said: 
“I was extremely delighted to receive the Billie Wyner award for 2009. AYM must be aware of many talented, hardworking and deserving young pianists, so to be chosen from all of them is really an honour and I am extremely grateful. The award is going to make a huge difference to my piano tuition. It will enable me to continue full length piano lessons with my specialist teacher for a further year. I am currently working towards my ABRSM Grade 8 piano exam after which I plan to move even further forward towards my desired career as a Director of Music.”





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