Young players shine
Musicians take to the stage for rotary club contest
THE best young musicians in the borough gathered for a prestigious competition in Hillingdon.
The annual Rotary Club of Uxbridge Young Musicians Competition, hosted with Bishopshalt School and Hillingdon Music Service, was held on February 28.
Competitors included violinists James Lynch and Bethany Bray, Andrew Stubbs on the double bass, and pianists Daniel Larbi and Dominic Wong, who chose pieces to impress three judges. Lynch, who performed Theme from Schindler’s List, was crowned the winner for the second year running. Fellow violinist Bray was runner-up. Lead judge Cathy Dubois said: “All the musicians performed a different and challenging repertoire on their chosen instrument and they should all be commended for musicality and interpretation, we had a difficult decision.”
Mike Crane, incoming president of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge and master of ceremonies for the competition said; “Hillingdon has a wealth of talented musicians, and the Young Musicians Competition provides a perfect platform for them.
“It takes courage to perform in public and this year’s musicians rose to the challenge.”
Hillingdon deputy mayor George Cooper handed out the prizes.
VIRTUOSO: James Lynch, winner of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Young Musicians Competition 2015, with deputy Mayor of Hillingdon, councillor George Cooper