2MBS Fine Music Sydney’s 2024 YVA recipient Teresa Yang, a 17-year-old violinist from Strathfield’s Meriden School, emerged victorious at the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition. Held at Chatswood’s Concourse Concert Hall, Teresa dazzled with Bela Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2, accompanied by the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. Highly praised by renowned Australian musicians Madeleine Easton and Simon Tedeschi, Teresa secured $5000 cash and a 2025 orchestral engagement. She also earned the $500 2024 KPO Players’ prize and the prestigious Emily Sun Violin Prize, entitling her to use Professor Sun’s prized 1946 A. E. Smith violin for up to three years.