Young Musician Regional Final 2013
Finalists from District competitions across the region collected to compete in the Regional Finals of this annual Rotary competition to find Rotary Young Musician of the Year (11 - 18 years ).
Well Done Isobel and Alexander, Molly and Olivia - for getting so far !
1080 District's singer Isobel Leventhorpe, from Cambridge, was Runner-up on 24th March - hosted by District 1260 at Dr Challoners High School for Girls, Little Chalfont. Vocalists and Instrumentalists represented the four Districts in this Region.
In the vocal category :
Molly Hazelwoods voice was described as lovely and sweet and the judges said that they could listen to her all day (sponsored by the High Suffolk Rotary Club).
Isobel Leventhorpe (sponsored by Cambridge South Rotary Club), was thrilled to be awarded the prize of Runner up. The Adjudicators described her style as confident and relaxed. They also commented on the skillful accompaniment.
Robert Gathercole (sponsored by Colchester) won the category with a brilliant character performance leading to his being awarded the first prize.
The instrumental category (ranging from cello and violin to saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano) :
Olivia da Costa's (High Suffolk) performance led the adjudicators to comment that she and the cello belonged together and that she was a great credit to her teacher and they commented on her adept fingering technique.
Alexander Harris (Cambridge South) control on the violin was described as beautiful and they were impressed at his skill and that he so obviously enjoyed playing to this very high standard.
First prize went to 12 year old George Harliono-Evans (Harlow) for an amazing virtuoso piano performance and the Runner up was John Tothill (Southend) with his brilliantly engaging clarinet playing.
Councillor Mimi Harker OBE, the Mayor of Amersham, presented the prizes.
The winners of each category will represent Region 3 at the National Final on Saturday 4th May 2013 at Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH.
District 1080 attendance was represented by DG Trevor Sayer with Rotarians Alan Cutting and Chris Sharpe (High Suffolk) plus Mike Smith and Paul Dover from South Cambridge, the club that had organised the District 1080 final.
The young people presented a quality of performance that amazed the audience and impressed the three adjudicators. It was a fantastic afternoon of music.
Isobel Leventhorpe (Voice)
Ensurientes by Bach
The Sky above the Roof by Vaughan Williams
Someone Like You by Frank Wildhorn
Molly Hazelwood (Voice)
I could have Danced all Night (My Fair Lady) by Frederick Loe
Ave Maria by Giulo Caccini arr. de P Gouin
Robert Gathercole (Voice)
When I Close My Eyes (Downfall of the the School) by Robert Gathercole
Pretty Women (Sweeney Todd) by Stephen Sondheim
Betrayed (Producers) by Mel Brookes
Olivia da Costa (Cello)
Danse Rituelle du Feu by Manuel de Falla
Elegie Op. 24 by Gabriel Faure
Alexander Harris (Violin)
Symphonie espagnole 4th Mov. Andante by Edouard Lalo
Tamourin Chinois by F Kreisler
George Harliono-Evans (Piano)
Estampes, i. Pagodes by Debussy
Etude No. 3 by Paganini
La Campanella by Franz List
John Tothill (Carinet)
Solo de Concours by A. Messager
Furioso from the Clarinet Sonata by M. Arnold
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