Pictures from the 2016-17 contest

Rotary Young Musician Competition 2017

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:

Instrument Sponsored by Rotary Club of
Kasia Davies
Alex Chalker
Drum kit
Annabelle Li Kam Wa
Kirkham & Rural Fylde
Emily Atkinson
Leah Montgomery
Jenny Lucking
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.

Competition Details 2016-2017

The dates and venues are as follows:

Competition event
Date Venue
RIBI National Final
Saturday 6 May 2017 Host District 1150 - Welsh College of Music, Cardiff

Follow this link for copies of the 2016-2017 Guidelines and Information for Competitors.

Further details from :  Dawn Smart, 8 High Seat Hill, Lazonby, Penrith, CA10 1AW.  

Telephone 01768 870912, Mobile 07824 881132 

or email

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