Young play­ers shine

Mu­si­cians take to the stage for ro­tary club con­test

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - by Goolis­tan Cooper goolis­tan.cooper@trin­i­tymir­

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

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