Pictures from the 2016-17 contest

Rotary Young Musician Competition 2017

National Final Results 2016-2017

It was a great day in Cardiff yesterday. Unfortunately Jenny didn't win, but we all should be immensely proud of her achievement, (reaching the National Final). Jenny Lucking Rotary Young Musician National Finalist 2016-17, not bad on the CV! Her performance was absolutely first class!!

All the photographs from the day are available here: Young Musician National Finals .

The results were as follows:

  • Instrumentalist:
    • 1st place, Huw Boucher (Harp) sponsored by Cardiff Breakfast D1150
    • 2nd place, Ellis Thomas (Piano) sponsored by Colwyn Bay D1180
    • 3rd place, Anna Crawford (Cello) sponsored by Rochester D1120
  • Vocalist:
    • 1st place, Eyra Norman sponsored by Godalming D1145
    • 2nd place, Karen McLeod sponsored by Gourock D1230
    • 3rd place, Katie Marshall sponsored by Rutland D 1070

Regional Results 2016-2017

After a very exciting morning at Liverpool Cathedral District 1190 Jenny Lucking, sponsored by RC of Kirkham & Rural Fylde won first prize and will now represent our region in the National Final in Cardiff at the Welsh College of Music, on May 6th.

All the other competitors from our district were fantastic and worthy representatives of our district at Regional level. A huge well done all!!

  • Annabelle Li Kam Wa, sponsored by RC of Kirkham & Rural Fylde
  • Alex Chalker, sponsored by RC Keswick
  • Leah Montgomery, sponsored by RC Keswick.

All the results are listed below:

  • Instrumental Section;
    • Winner; Ellis Thomas (piano) District 1180, sponsored by RC of Colwyn Bay
    • Second; Angharad Huw, (harp) District 1180, sponsored by RC of Ruthin
    • Third; Nicholas Rushworth, (alto saxophone) District 1285, RC of Tottington & Bury West.
  • Vocal Section;
    • Winner; Jenny Lucking, District 1190, sponsored by RC of Kirkham & Rural Fylde
    • Second; Tegid Goodman-Jones, District 1180, sponsored by RC of Colwyn Bay
    • Third; Harry Gascoigne, District 1180, sponsored by RC of Southport.

District 1190 Results 2016-2017

Windermere School was the venue for the District 1190 Young Musician Final on Sunday 12th February 2017. The stunning scenery surrounding the school was matched by high-calibre performances of all the musicians. Alex Chalker (drum kit) sponsored by the Rotary Club of Keswick and Jenny Lucking (voice) sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kirkham & Rural Fylde were the winners and they will now represent the District at the Regional Competition.

Rotarian and District Organiser (Young Musician) Dawn Smart welcomed the help of fellow Rotarians Shaun Ashworth(District Chair – Youth) and Barry McEwan. Although numbers were reduced this year, the standard of the musicians was very high and outstanding performances were given by the following young people:

Performer
Instrument Sponsored by Rotary Club of
Kasia Davies
Violin
Penrith
Alex Chalker
Drum kit
Keswick
Annabelle Li Kam Wa
Piano
Kirkham & Rural Fylde
Emily Atkinson
Voice
Penrith
Leah Montgomery
Voice
Keswick
Jenny Lucking
Voice
Kirkham & Rural Fylde 

The results were as follows:

Instrumental Winner – Alex Chalker

Instrumental Runner-up – Annabelle Li Kam Wa

Vocal Winner – Jenny Lucking

Vocal Runner-up – Leah Montgomery

The winners were invited to perform at the District Conference in Southport on 12th March and both will also go on to the Regional Competition at Lady Chapel of Liverpool Cathedral on 8th April 2017.

Dawn Smart thanked the adjudicators – Janet McCallum (Head of Music at Windermere School) and Ian Butterworth for the role they played. Thanks were also given to the accompanists, the families of the competitors for their support, the school and above all the performers.