Feb 2014 Club Competition Rotary Young Musician 2014

Sat 1st February 2014 at 15.00 - 21.30

The competition provides young musicians, both vocal and instrumental, with an experience of performing on a public stage, and a showcase for their musicianship. Hosted by St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge on 1st February 2014.

Congratulations to all our participants who gave us a wonderful concert to enjoy.

Prizes were awarded by the Judges after lengthy discussion to :

Overall Instrumental Winner was Joseph Reynolds (16yrs) on piano, with Runner-Up Millie Lihoreau (15yr) on French Horn.

Vocalist Winner was Eliza Brenneis (12yr), with Runner-Up Lily Bravery (14yr).

All four will go on to the District Final in March 2014 at the Leys School, Cambridge.

Highly Commended prizes went to :

                Juliette Richards on piano (11yr)

                Eugenie Dalgliesh on violin (12yr)

This national competition provides young musicians with an experience of performing on a public stage, a showcase for their musicianship and the impartial criticism and assessment of their performance by experienced adjudicators.

The Club round was held at St Faith's School 1st February 3pm to 9pm.

Audience are always welcome to share in this tuneful event. Entry was free but donations to help support the event are very welcome

The panel of eminent Judges were Leon Lovatt , Robert Hodge and David Bartlett.

22 talented Candidates aged from 9yrs to 16yrs successfully applied to perform a range of instruments.

The day was split into two age groups 9yrs to 12yrs, 14yrs to 16yrs.

Two highly commended prizes were awarded in each age category, then an Overall Winner and Runner-up announced in both voice and instrumental categories, who will go forward to the District Competition on Sunday 2nd March 2014 at the Leys School, Cambridge.

Our prize sponsors have said - Millers Music of Sussex Street, Cambridge are proud to offer their support to the Rotary Young Musician of the Year Competition 2014.  New owner, Simon Pollard, commented "Given Millers long history, providing music to Cambridge and the surrounding area for over 150 years, we are very pleased to have been approached by Paul and the Cambridge South Rotary Club for this event.  Initiatives such as these are a great way for young musicians to get great experience to perform on a public stage.  We wish all competitors the best of luck for this year's competition."

Visit Millers website at www.millersmusic.co.uk

The Regional stage of the Competition - to be announced 2014.

Closing date for entries was Monday 25th November 2013.

To find out more,

Young musicians and music teachers should follow the links below

or email: youngmusician@cambridge-southrotary.org.uk :

Download information leaflet: >>click here<<

Download entry form : >>click here<<



Olivia da Costa, winner of last years District 1080 Final - played the solo in Bloch's cello concerto with the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge on 23rd November 2013, sponsored by Rotary District 1080. The hall was packed and her performance raised the roof!


The RIBI National Winners were :

Vocalist - Connor Smith (sponsored by R C Currie Balerno)

Instrumentalist - Rosie Sutton (sponsored by R C Horsham)

The RIBI Instrumentalist Runner Up was George Horliono from the Perse School, Cambridge.

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