2007 Awardee: Kayleigh Sharp

I couldn't have done [this] without having my new instrument!


Hailing from Inverclyde, Kayleigh Sharp has huge potential as a flautist. Her ambition is to study for a music degree; until recently she attended RSAMD’s Junior School, where she was considered to be a wonderfully gifted musician of drive and commitment.

During her time at Junior School, Kayleigh played in their orchestras and various chamber ensembles. She was commended for her playing in the School’s woodwind competition and performed in a master-class with international flautist, Wissam Boustany.   Kayleigh has won prizes in local music festivals and is current holder of the Inverclyde Music Festival’s Musician’s Union Shield and Trophy as well as being 2007 winner of the Greenock Rotary Club’s ‘Young Musician of the Year’.   Kayleigh is particularly interested in contemporary music and has played several of Ian Clark’s works in concert, with whom she has had private lessons.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award enabled Kayleigh to buy a flute.

Since the Award

Kayleigh successfully gained a place at the London College of Music studying flute and writes that “I couldn’t have done [this] without having my new instrument!”  Since finding a flute, Kayleigh has played with the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra under the baton of En Shao with Julian Lloyd Webber as soloist and performed with RSAMD’s Scottish National Wind Orchestra.

I couldn't have done [this] without having my new instrument!