Three finalists have been selected for the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland Staffa Award and will perform in Glasgow later this month.
They include flautist Fiona Paterson, 22 (left), from Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, who is studying for a postgraduate degree at London's Guildhall School of Music. She was formerly at Douglas Academy's music school in East Dunbartonshire, and has played in Camerata Scotland and NYOS Futures.
The other finalists are both viola players: Hungarian Eniko Magyar and Ann Beilby, from Australia.
The final awards performance will be held at the Merchants House of Glasgow on May 22, where the most outstanding student will win pound;3,000. Tickets for the show, which will include a performance by last year's winner Giovanni Guzzo, are available from the orchestra.
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