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Sennheiser Awards Outstanding Students At LIPA Graduation
For the 18th year running, July saw Sennheiser attend the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) annual graduation ceremony, to reward students for their outstanding performance in initiatives that the company sponsors.
Taking place on 31st July and attended by both LIPA co-founders Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty, Sennheiser CEO Dr Andreas Sennheiser and the company’s president of global sales Paul Whiting were present to hand out awards to this year’s crop of Sennheiser-sponsored students.
2011 Sennheiser Scholarship winner Tomos Pierce graduated from LIPA, having enjoyed the considerable benefit of Sennheiser’s support, experience and financial help during his time at the Institute.
“The application process for the Sennheiser Scholarship is designed to ensure that we support an outstanding student, who will go on to great things in the professional sound industry,” says Paul Whiting. “Tomos has a very bright future and I’m sure that both we and the industry will be seeing much more of him.”
“Being awarded the Sennheiser Scholarship was tremendously helpful during my time at LIPA,” says Tomos. “Quite apart from the funding, being able to tap into the company’s wealth of experience and contacts has made a huge difference. I am really grateful for their support and hope we will be able to work together in the future.”
Dr Andreas Sennheiser and Paul Whiting also presented the Sennheiser Student Achievement Award to William Rice for his product knowledge and sound engineering work whilst at LIPA, and the Sennheiser Studio Excellence Award to Tom Ignatius Wee Shi- Han, for his consistent excellence in studio recording. Both were presented with pairs of Neumann KH120 monitors and Sennheiser HD25 headphones.
With the advice of Sir Paul McCartney to ‘Be yourself, go out there and be wonderful’ ringing in their ears, the three Sennheiser prize winners set out to make their own, unique marks on the professional audio industry.