A talented musician at King’s Ely is celebrating success in a national competition.

Thomas Strudwick, who is in Year 10 at King’s Ely Senior, has been crowned the ‘intermediate class’ winner of this year’s Young Organists’ Competition.

The contest is organised by the School Organists' Association, which was launched in 2020 to support organists and organ teachers in UK schools.

Thomas, who is a former Ely Cathedral chorister and who is heavily involved in the music scene at King’s Ely, submitted a video of him playing Buxtehude’s ‘Praeludium in C’ on the organ at Ely Cathedral.

He also plays the piano and cello and only started playing the organ in October 2022.

Thomas said: "I am very surprised but extremely pleased to have won!”

Neil Porter-Thaw, who is director of music at King’s Ely, said: “Thomas’ musical journey thus far has been very impressive indeed.

"He works hard, and he is so passionate about his music. His feet are firmly on the ground, and he is always very modest about his achievements. I continue to be proud of his efforts and his dedication to become the very best that he can be.”