SOUTHPORT Rotary Club was delighted when Angelina Dorlin-Barlow, 17, won the National Rotary Young Musician Competition.
President Michael Harrison said: “As a club we are keen to promote and support young people in the local area not just for the Young Musician but Young Writer, Young Chef and Kids out and Rotary Youth Leadership Award.
“Our future depends on our young people and we are keen to help them and give them opportunities.”
Angelina, along with Ellis Thomas – sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colwyn Bay – triumphed at Edinburgh in Great Britain and Ireland National Final of Rotary Young Musician 2018.
The final was held recently at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
The winners of the vocal and the instrumental sections of the seven regional finals around Great Britain and Ireland competed in the impressive James Watt Auditorium, giving superb performances during the morning and after- noon sessions.
The three eminent judges, headed by Dr Steven King, director of music at Heriot-Watt University, then retired to adjudicate, whilst Connor Smith, who was crowned Young Musician of the Year (vocal) in 2013, entertained the large audience with his wonderful voice.
Connor is to graduate soon with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
President, Michael Harrison, his wife Dianne and Chris Wood, who organises the initial local Southport heat each autumn, travelled to Edinburgh to support their sponsored student Angelina.
They were all delighted when Angelina was crowned Young Musician of the Year (vocal) for her superb performance of works by Massenet, Elgar and Britten.
The Young Musician of the Year (Instrumental) crown went to 16-year-old Ellis Thomas, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colwyn Bay, who had given a magnificent performance of works by Ginastera and F Liszt on the piano.
Angelina, a student of Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby, and Ellis, a student of Ysgol John Bright, Llandudno, both study at the Royal Northern College of Music each Saturday.
If you are interested in entering the Southport Heat of Rotary Young Musician 2019, contact Chris on email@example.com for further details or any of the other competitions.
SOUTHPORT Rotary Club sponsors – and runs each year – a local heat for the National Rotary Young Musician Competition.
The four-stage national competition aims to encourage development of musical talent and offer young people the experience of performing on a public stage.
The competition is open to amateurs in full-time education, up to the age of 17.
It is not open to full-time students of music or performing arts, studying for a qualification above A level.