Oboist Grace wins favour at top mu­sic awards

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SOUNDS GOOD -

A YOUNG mu­si­cian from Ash­ford wowed crowds at the Maid­stone Young Mu­si­cian of the Year awards. Eight fi­nal­ists took to the stage at Kent Mu­sic School, Maid­stone, in the hope of im­press­ing the judges and gain­ing the top ac­co­lade. But it was the youngest fi­nal­ist, oboist Grace Scott Deuchar, 13, from Ash­ford, who was de­clared over­all win­ner af­ter per­form­ing mu­sic by Mar­cello and Saint-Saens. The evening was de­scribed as a “great suc­cess” by or­gan­iser Elaine Craven. She said: “It was a splen­did con­cert with some of the best mu­sic tal­ent in the area. “The judges thought the con­tes­tants were first class and wished there could be eight win­ners.”

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Grace Scott Deuchar, win­ner of the Maid­stone Young Mu­si­cian of the Year award

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