Class eight student of the Rosary High School, Bambolim, Daenior Noronha secured the first place in the guitar category and won a two-year scholarship at the State Level Cultural Talent Search Competition 2018-19 conducted by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji.
He had earlier secured the second place at taluka level. Resident of Panaji, the 13-year-old is currently in the grade five of guitar training at Trinity College, London.
Daenior joined Kala Academy, Panaji, to pursue grade one of guitar classes in January 2014 when he was eight years old. In June 2015 he continued his coaching at Garden Central Music School, Panaji under the guidance of the music teacher Rui Lobo.
He attributes his success to his mother Savita and father Erlick. After grade three, he contemplated giving up playing the guitar. He acknowledges that it was his mother’s persistent effort that pushed him to continue and the motivation he received from his parents and music teacher made him reach where he is today.
Daenior is also passionate about art, science, computers, mobiles and film-making. He won the first place in a science project titled ‘Smart Solarino’ at his school’s Annual Young Scientist Competition 2018 as well as at the third Annual Festival of Innovation: Goa’s Young Innovators Competition organised by St Xavier’s College, Mapusa, where he showcased how to charge mobiles with solar energy on a smaller scale and houses on a bigger scale.
He also participated in the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage’s Filmit India Project 2018-19. He has participated in the inter-school drama competition, inter-school ‘Green Prints’ Framing Young Minds’ competition, ‘Mind Your Language’ competition and a computer knowledge-based competition titled Letzcode Tech Challenge 2018.