Charlie Gastineau-Hills – Sydney-based fiddler Charlie Gastineau-Hills, with her take on a range of traditional Celtic tunes has been named the 2021 Under 16 years Junior Awardee. Charlie has been playing the violin since the age of 8. She has played in school groups and local youth orchestras and performed many times as a member of ensembles and as a soloist in venues ranging from the local shopping mall to the Sydney Opera House.
“My Dad plays Scottish fiddle and I have been around Scottish and Irish music my whole life. I have recently started listening to a wider variety of folk music and I am loving being able to perform some of the tunes.“