Young Musician

Music is the international language and RGBI has some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world. This competition offers young people the chance to demonstrate their musical skills whether classical or modern.

A competition for individual young musicians - in two categories - instumentalist and vocalist.

The initial round is run by the local Rotary club. The winner(s) progress to District, then Region, and then RGBI (National). 

Competition rules and guidance can be found here. Rotarians will need to log in to obtain the entry form, which MUST be used at all stages of the competition. Entrants, schools and clubs are urged to carefully check the entry requirements as these can vary slightly from year to year.

For 2020/21 it turned out to be impossible to run the competition due to the coronavirus pandemic. A scaled-down District competition was held on Saturday 12th February 2022, but there was no Regional or National final. For 2022/23 the normal run of competitions was held, with the District competition date on Saturday 18th February. Entry numbers were down on previous years.

The 2023 District winners were Nathaniel Reed (Instrumentalist - Piano) and Bethan Guiver (Vocalist), both sponsored by Denbigh club. Regrettably, neither could attend the Regional competition. Rotarians are requested to help manage expectations and commitment when entering young people. One runner-up did attend as a stand-in, but did not win through to National.

For 2023/24 the usual timetable will run, i.e. schools to hold internal competitions (if applicable) in the autumn term, Rotary clubs to hold club competitions by mid January. The District competition is now set as Saturday 10th February (morning, at the usual venue, Poulton Hall), Regional March/April (date to be confirmed, and will be posted here). The national final will be held on Sunday, 21st April 2024 at Stoller Hall, Chetham's School of Music, Manchester.

Rotarians in D1180 should contact Scirard (link below) with queries. Enquiries from individuals / schools are best directed to your local Rotary club to see if they (or a neighbouring club) are running this competition.

The 2023-24 Rotary Youth Competition Guidelines document contains everything a Rotary club needs to know about offering these competitions to young people in their community. 

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