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Antonio Caruana

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-137384

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

Antonio Caruana

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley)

—Speaker, I rise to recognise and congratulate an incredibly talented local student and artist, Antonio Caruana, who is in year 12 at Marist College Penshurst. For his efforts in the performing arts sector, Antonio has received a highly sought-after nomination for ENCORE, a program which recognises HSC music students for their major works. Performing a piece by Buddy Rich on the drums, Antonio has been given the opportunity to present his work at the Sydney Opera House on the 4th of March next year. Antonio has been learning how to play the drums for the past eight years – what a fantastic effort! His success is thanks in part to his teacher, Peter Markovski. Peter owns one of the biggest drumming schools in Australia, with hundreds of students from all parts of Sydney and come from all age groups attending weekly lessons. Antonio is the first student from Peter's drumming school to be nominated for ENCORE, with the last student being Peter himself in 1996. I would like to congratulate Antonio on this wonderful achievement and wish him well in his endeavours in the future.