Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Sandra Crawshaw

Sandra Crawshaw

Biography for Sandra Crawshaw, Pianist

Sandra Crawshaw is well-known in Dunedin both as a pianist and violinist. She was born in the Waikato, then moved to Auckland to study piano performance. During this time she won several National awards for piano, but still managed to play violin in orchestras including the National Youth Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia. She won an Associated Board Scholarship to study at The Royal College of Music in London for 3 years, winning several prizes during her time, including the Hopkinson Gold Medal for piano.

Too many years ago she returned to NZ and and been making music and raising a family here in Dunedin. In 2011 she was awarded a short-term Residency and Scholarship to the Banff Centre in Canada where she performed, recorded and lectured about Piano Music of Women Composers.

In September of 2012 Sandra has been invited to perform at Government House in Wellington at a special Gala Concert hosted by the Governor General and the Royal Overseas League as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

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