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Tamina Beveridge

Tamina Beveridge

Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Wellington East Girls' College

Tamina Beveridge is studying for a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Classical Performance (Piano) at the University of Waikato.

The former Wellington East Girls' College student started playing the piano at the age of four. She learnt with the Suzuki method and took up the violin when she was eight. She says some of the best things about the piano is being able to share the music she enjoys playing with other people and giving them something beautiful and interesting to listen to.

Some of her role models are pianists Pascal Roge, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt and Freddy Kempf.

She lists some of her top achievements as passing the NZMEB Grade 6 theory exam with distinction in 2014, taking first prize in solo piano class age 17-21, winning the SOUNZ award for the best performance of a New Zealand composition at the 2014 Piano Plus Festival, Wellington and getting an NZMEB Associate Diploma in 2013.

She won the Florence Murray Award in solo piano class age 13-15, 1st Prize in Chopin and Schumann solo piano class age 18 and under and Most Promising Performer under 15 years at the 2010 Piano Plus Festival in Wellington. Tamina was part of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra in July 2014, where she played in the 2nd violins.

She has been part of the Wellington Youth orchestra for several years and also led the school orchestra in her last three years of school. She has played regularly in chamber music groups and was a 'tuakana' or big sister to the year 10s at Wellington East Girls' College in 2014 and part of the music committee at school.

She hopes to have a career in music, possibly teaching the piano, performing in chamber music groups or as a soloist.