The distribution of prizes to students of the Royal Academy of Music took place, in the concert-room of the institution, last Saturday afternoon. The awards were distributed by Lady Goldsmid, and included the Parepa-Rosy gold medal (to Hilda Wilson) the Llewelyn Thomas gold medal (to Kate Hardy), and purses of ten guineas, silver and bronze medals, commendations, &c., to many other students—the certificate of merit (the highest award of the Academy) having been bestowed on Annie Cantelo. A short selection of music was performed, under the direction of Mr. W. Shakspeare; and the proceedings were opened by an appropriate address from Professor Macfarren, Principal of the Academy.
Madame Dukas gave the first of two concerts (by subscription), for her pupils, at the Steinway hall, on Thursday evening.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.110