GALLERY: Young musicians vie for top billing at annual competition

23:07 05 July 2014

Zara Minns, Kayleigh Harrison, Anjula Semmens, Stephen Kenna, Rebecca Storey and Rebecca Revie

Zara Minns, Kayleigh Harrison, Anjula Semmens, Stephen Kenna, Rebecca Storey and Rebecca Revie


East Cambridgeshire’s top young musicians were crowned at a special competition held at Soham Village College this week.

Anjula Semmens and Rebecca StoreyAnjula Semmens and Rebecca Storey

Flautists and pianists competed alongside trumpeters and cellists across three age categories, and from a range of different schools, to determine the brightest young talents in the district.

Winner of the Key Stage 2 competition was drummer Tom Kay, of The Weatheralls Primary School, who wowed the judges with a piece called ‘Geek’, by James Uings.

Runner up was Lara Foulkes, of Ely St Mary’s Primary School, who played Mozart’s Moloto Allegro on the flute.

Third place in the category went to Chris Atkinson, also of Ely St Mary’s, who played D’mitri Kabalevsky’s Toccatini on the piano.

Young Voice of the Year in the Key Stage 3 age group was Year 9 pupil Zara Minns, who sang As if we Never Said Goodbye, from Sunset Boulevard.

Young Instrumentalist of the Year was flautist Rebecca Revie, also from Year 9, who played the self-composed Rompendo Confini.

Key Stage 4’s Young Voice of the Year went to Rebecca Storey, who performed When I Look at You, from the Scarlett Pimpernel.

The instrumentalist’s award went to Kayleigh Harrison, who played Adante in D, by Haydn, on the piano.

The overall winner on the night was awarded to Rebecca Storey, who received her prize from adjudicator Anjula Semmens, a former Soham Village College pupil who went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, in London.

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