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Young music stars bidding to be named musician of the year

 Published on: 5th June 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

Eight of the area’s best young musicians will be vying for a prestigious title in Rickmansworth later this month.

They have been selected to play in this year’s final concert of the Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year Competition on June 30. The concert is being held from 7 pm in the Baptist Church, Rickmansworth High Street. This year the Chorleywood Orchestra have joined the Rickmansworth Rotary Club in helping to organise this event.

The competition is being run by Rickmansworth Rotary Club and secretary Denise Wellham said it is always a memorable evening.

She commented: “As in all of the previous 35 years that the competition has been held, the competitors are very gifted musicians and it is a delight to see and hear such talent play. It provides each competitor with a forum to compete against other musicians of a similar age, between 11 and 18 years old, before knowledgeable and accredited adjudicators.

“Many of the previous competitors have gone on to win other competitions, including the BBC Young Musician competition and to pursue careers in the musical world.”

This year’s contestants are: Willard Carter playing cello, Magdalene Ho playing piano, Louisa Kataria playing saxophone, Abi Lewis playing clarinet and her sister Jessie Lewis playing violin, Juliana Ni playing piano, Alex Pullen, playing marimba and Harjivan Singh playing piano.

During the preliminary round, the adjudicators also chose section winners where there were more than three players in the section. Four were announced, On the evening of the concert, trophies will be presented to Williard for best string player, Magdalene for best pianist, and Louisa for best woodwind player.  Emily Nicolas will also be presented a trophy for being the best brass player.

Tickets can be purchased on the door for £13 (or £5 for those under 18) or by calling 01923 775794.

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