Young Musician Regional Final

Rotary Region 1 Young Musician Final

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National Final Report

The Regionla final was held in The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow on Sunday 22nd April. 15 competitors took part in the competition: 7 instrumentalists and 8 singers. The standard of performance was extremely high and as well as displaying their talents to the full, the contestants entertained an audience just short of 200 during the afternoon.

The adjudicators were Dr Kevin Bowyer, International organ recitalist and Organist to the University of Glasgow, Dr Kevin O’Connell, composer and Professor of composition at The Royal Irish Academy of Music and Mrs Hilary Dickie, specialist in vocal coaching. All three adjudicators were extremely impressed at the standard of performance and congratulated all competitors on their excellent musical and performing skills.

The winners were:

Instrumental category – Campbell Lang (Bassoon) sponsored by RC Eastwood

Vocal category – Eve Pearson Maxwell, sponsored by RC Mid Argyll

Eve went on to take second place in the The Grand Final of the 2018 Rotary International Britain & Ireland (RIBI) Young Musician Competition took place in Edinburgh on Saturday 19 May

Download the full Grand Final Report HERE

The runners up in the Regional Competition were:

Instrumental category – Chloe Burberry (Alto Saxophone) sponsored by RC Alloa

Vocal category – Charlotte Jennings, sponsored by Rotary in Dundee

All four competitors will compete at the National Final in the James Watt Theatre at Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh on Saturday 19 May 2018 commencing at 11am.