Douglas Lilburn

Cecily Shaw

Cecily Shaw I am currently in my third year of a BMus majoring in vocal performance at the University of Waikato. However, as well as performance, I have always loved to write songs and song lyrics.

Last year I was delighted to receive the Lilburn Trust Student Competition performance award, for Ben Powell's The Ballad of Cecil. I worked with Ben writing the lyrics for this piece, with which he won the acoustic section merit award.

I would like to thank the Lilburn Trust for my performance award, for this wonderful opportunity, and for all their support. This competition has contributed greatly to my development as a performer and lyricist.

(Updated April 2015)