GALLERY: Winners of the young musician of the year announced
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EAST Cambridgeshire’s top young musicians were crowned at a special competition held at Soham Village College this week.
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 percussion specialist Tom Kay, of The Weatheralls Primary School, who performed Noisy Neighbour by Noam Lederman. Runner up was Jacob Cox, of St Andrew’s Primary, who played Gavotte on the cello.
Third place in the category went to Joshua Villatte, of Ely St Mary’s, who sand Gilbert and Sullivan’s I am a Pirate King.
Key Stage 3 winner was Rebecca Revie, who played Pierre-Octave Ferroud’s Jade on the flute. Runner up was singer Zara Minns who’s rendition of Wishing you Were Somehow Here Again resonated with the judges.
Third place went to Sebastian Pettit, who performed Sarabande on the trumpet.
Key Stage 4 winner was flautist Melissa Hooper, who performed Hypnosis by Ian Clarke. Second place went to Rebecca Storey who sang Your Daddy’s Son by Stephen Flaherty.
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Third place was awarded to Olivia Fahy who played a piece by Willem de Fesch on the recorder.
The overall winner on the night was awarded to Melissa Hooper, who received her prize from Iain Sutherland, president of Soham Staploe Rotary Club.