Violinist Dominic Greene, the recipient of the inaugural Dorothy and David Peters Scholarship in Music, performs with accompanist Andrew Coffin at the Nov. 30 gala concert celebrating the scholarship. — Submitted photo by Chris Hammond
Violinist Dominic Greene has been awarded the inaugural Dorothy and David Peters Scholarship in Music at Memorial University.
The scholarship was presented at a gala concert Wednesday evening.
The total scholarship, which consists of three renewable full-tuition scholarships in musical performance, will be given to students who best display the aptitude, ability and passion required for concert performance.
David Peters, a dentist, along with his late wife, Dorothy, is a longtime supporter of the School of Music.
In 2004, he donated a 1919 Pilat violin to the school, and the instrument has become the genesis of the Prestige Quartet — a set of concert-calibre instruments that students compete for the privilege of playing for an academic year.
Speaking at the gala, Peters said he hoped his gift would allow students to perform the work of the great masters to audiences in the province and beyond “from Cappahayden to Kapuskasing to Copenhagen.”
“When winners of this scholarship graduate from university, they will have far greater options in regards to going on to higher things, such as preparing for a career as a performing artist,” he said. “The Dorothy and David Peters Scholarship in Music is designed to ease the financial burden now and in the future.”