2006 Awardee: Lesley-Ann Smith


Hailing from Prestwick in Ayrshire, Lesley-Ann Smith is a talented double-bassist. A graduate of RSAMD, she is currently pursuing postgraduate studies also at RSAMD.

As a youngster, Lesley-Ann was a member of the main youth orchestras of the UK, Scotland and also of NYOS’s Camerata. While an undergraduate she distinguished herself by winning the Eugene Cruft prize for Double Bass in 2004 and 2006.

Lesley-Ann’s ambition is to become a professional musician. Already she regularly plays with the main Scottish orchestras on a freelance basis, and in 2006 she participated successfully in the Side by Side project with the Scottish Opera.

To help her professional development, she now needs an instrument to match her standard of play.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award contributed towards the purchase of a double bass.