Lady Moyra Quigley presenting the leaders of the 1st Violin section with the Sir George Quigley Award
In 2013 the orchestra lost a very dear friend with the passing of former FCBYO President Sir George Quigley. During his time as President, Sir George was a great advocate of the CBYO and the Friends of CBYO were indebted to him for his constant support and counsel
Lady Quigley very kindly has gifted a new award to the orchestra in memory of Sir George. This award will be presented annually at the CBYO Summer concertto the section of the orchestra who has improved and made the most effort during the season.
The inaugural winners of the award were the Viola section. The beautiful crystal trophy will be on display in the trophy cabinet of the City of Belfast School of Music.
2012-13 Viola Section
2013-14 Flute Section
2014-15 Bassoon Section
2015-16 First Violins