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Sennheiser honours 2014 LIPA graduates

The headphone/mic company handed out awards to Sennheiser-sponsored Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts students

For the 18th year running, Sennheiser attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts’ (LIPA) annual graduation ceremony to reward students for their outstanding performance in initiatives sponsored by the company.

Taking place on 31 July, the ceremony, attended by LIPA cofounders Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty, OBE, saw Sennheiser CEO Dr Andreas Sennheiser and president of global sales Paul Whiting handing out awards to this year’s crop of Sennheiser-sponsored students.

Graduates included Tomos Pierce, winner of the 2011 Sennheiser Scholarship, who received the company’s “support, experience and financial help” during his time at LIPA. Sennheiser and Whiting also handed out the Sennheiser Student Achievement Award to William Rice (pictured, centre, with Dr Sennheiser [left] and Whiting) for his “product knowledge and sound engineering work while 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.

“Being awarded the Sennheiser Scholarship was tremendously helpful during my time at LIPA,” Pierce comments. “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.”