Fam­ily on key in com­pe­ti­tion

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

The Kapi- Mana Mu­sic com­pe­ti­tions proved to be a fam­ily af­fair. Broth­ers Ben­jamin and Daniel Sneyd- Ut­ting and Alexan­der Sneyd dom­i­nated the pro­ceed­ings, win­ning the in­ter­me­di­ate, ju­nior and se­nior sec­tions re­spec­tively.

The other ma­jor award went to John Tan for most promis­ing pi­anist.

The com­pe­ti­tion was held over the week­end of Au­gust 25-26 at Te Rau­paraha Arena. Or­gan­ised by Kapi-Mana Mu­sic Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, it is de­signed to give school-aged students the op­por- tu­nity to per­form in pub­lic. This as­sists students in their mu­si­cal de­vel­op­ment, show­cas­ing lo­cal tal­ent, said spokes­woman Carolyn Rait.

With 16 classes to judge and 130 per­for­mances on a wide va­ri­ety of in­stru­ments, ad­ju­di­ca­tor Colin Tay­lor was kept very busy.

‘‘ I was as­tounded at the stan­dard shown, es­pe­cially at the se­nior lev­els.

‘‘Students were nor­mally well pre­pared and the stan­dard of teach­ing in the re­gion is ob­vi­ously very high,’’ he said.

Most promis­ing se­nior: Alexan­der Sneyd with Kapi-Mana Mu­sic com­pe­ti­tion ad­ju­di­ca­tor Colin Tay­lor. Sneyd won the se­nior string solo and se­nior pi­ano solo, grade 7 and higher.

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