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2001 Kim Vaughan, Cello

Kim Vaughan from Derry who won in 2001, has completed her primary degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, followed by a two-year master’s course in Geneva under Gabor Takacs concentrating on developing a new string quartet she and three others have formed. While in Geneva, Kim was able to use the financial benefits of the Young Musician’s Platform awarded her by the Northern Ireland Arts Council to continue personal private cello tuition from world class German tutor Christoph Richter. Kim now appears regularly in concerts at home and abroad.