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Lara Meiring

 Lara started in August 2015, at the age of 5, with piano lessons with Ms. Claudine van Breda. Lara is currently 10 years old and a Grade 4 pupil in Monumentpark Primary School, Pretoria, South Africa.

EXPERIENCE AS A SOLOIST:

2019

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition (South Africa)

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition (South Africa)

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

5 x Category winner

Recipient of 6 A++ 

Recipient of 2 A+

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Winner: Best South African Composer performance 12 years and younger

Winner: Best Junior Concerto 12 years & under

7 x Category winner

Recipient of 9 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of  3 A+

Unisa Grade 2 –  91%

Unisa Grade 1 Theory – 95%

Monumentpark Primary School

Winner of the Ogiefees (Instrumental section) at school (Junior: Gr 1 – 3)

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Junior)  

Overall winner of the Junior Cultural Category for Learners

Best music (piano) achiever (Junior)

Medal for Excellence for music


2018

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition (South Africa)

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition (South Africa)

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

Winner: Best Junior Performer 12 years & under 

Winner: Most outstanding performer (Joseph Stanford Trophy)

Winner: Overall Junior winner 12 years & under

Winner: Best Junior Concerto 12 years & under

Winner 8 years & under (Trophy)

Winner of best recital 8 years & under (Trophy)

9 x Category winner

Recipient of 9 A++ 

Recipient of 3 A+

Played solo at gala event

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Winner: 

Winner: Scarlatti (trophy)

4 x Category winner

Recipient of 4 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of  6 A+

Unisa Grade 2 –  87%

Monumentpark Primary School

Winner of the Ogiefees (Instrumental section) at school (Junior: Gr 1 – 3)

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Junior: Gr.1-3)  

Best music (piano) achiever (Junior)

Medal for Excellence for music


2017 

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition (the youngest competitor) (South Africa)

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition (South Africa)

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Overall winner: Piano ( 6 – 18 years) John Roos Trophy and bursary

Overall winner: Junior (Claudine Wybenga Trophy)

Winner 6 – 12 years (Erika Smit Trophy)

Winner 6 years & under (Claudine van Breda Trophy)

Eisteddfod merit badge

10 x Category winner

Recipient of 10 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of 1 A+

Played solo on Gala event

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

3 x Category winner

Recipient of 5 A++ 

Recipient of 6 A+

Centurion Eisteddfod

Winner: Best Performance Gr 1-4

Unisa Grade 1 –  94%


2016

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition (the youngest competitor) (South Africa)

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition (the youngest competitor) (South Africa)

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Winner 6 years & under (Claudine van Breda Trophy)

Recipient of 7 Gold Medals for A++

Recipient of 2 A+

Recipient of 1 A

Centurion Eisteddfod

Recipient of 3 A++

Recipient of 6 A+

Recipient of 1 A

Unisa Pre-Grade 1 –  93%. Invited to take part in the Unisa Achievers Concert.

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

Trophy: Winner Best Duet

4 x Category winner

Recipient of 5 A++ 

Recipient of 5 A+

Played duet on Gala event"


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