Erin Thornton Awarded the Richardson-Smith Cup

Erin Thornton, viola, was awarded with the Richardson-Smith Cup by Gillian Smith on Wednesday 6th October for an outstanding contribution to music at St Agnes’ Community Centre for Music and the Arts, Crumlin. Erin started violin in Scoil Una Naofa Violin and Orchestra Project and has studied with Nicole Hudson, Pauline Cavanagh, Elisabeth Csibi and Cillian Ó Breaching. She hopes to take a degree in Music Education.

The award was presented at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, at the concluding concert of St Agnes’ 2022 Summer Strings Music Camp, conducted by Cormac Ó hAodáin and Cillian Ó Breacháin. The intergenerational Camp had 99 musicians taking part aged 9 to 80, including three generations of the Hudson family. What a cause for celebration there! Adult guest players took part from New York, Austria, Donegal and Dublin with student guest players from Phibsboro and Howth. Exciting plans already for Summer Strings 2023 from July 1st to 6th 2023!