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Frome Rotary Young Musician Competition


The musical competitors.

The musical competitors.

CELLIST Lucy Little, who performed pieces by Vivaldi and Saint-Saens, won the first prize in the Frome Rotary Club young musician competition held on the evening of Saturday 15th February at Selwood Academy.

Eight solo competitors from in and around Frome took part in the contest and played music of their own choice in programmes of up to 10 minutes. The audience of friends, families and members of the Rotary Club were entertained with a range of compositions from classical to modern on stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Musician and headteacher at St. John’s School, Alan Burgess was the adjudicator and he gave collective and individual comments on each competitor’s performance before announcing the prize winners. His adjudication notes will be forwarded to all the respective young performers to aid their future studies.

The event was organised and presented by Rotary music officer Mike Swanson who invited club president Dorothy Cretney to present certificates and prizes. The second prize went to Stan Talman following a stunning performance on marimba and xylophone and there was a tie for third place between flautist Julia Joliffe and bassoonist Eleanor Little.