Vi­o­lin­ist Rhona bows out in style

The Oban Times - - News -

VI­O­LIN­IST and Lochaber High School S6 leaver Rhona Mack­in­tosh was awarded High­land Young Mu­si­cian of the Year 2017 at Sun­day’s com­pe­ti­tion in Nairn.

Rhona fought off five fel­low com­peti­tors from across the High­lands, per­form­ing a 15-minute pro­gramme at the evening’s pub­lic fi­nal to se­cure her ti­tle. She was also awarded the Richard­son Tro­phy for Mu­si­cal Ex­cel­lence.

All en­trants for this com­pe­ti­tion are mem­bers of one of the High­land Young Mu­si­cians mu­sic groups and Rhona was joined by fel­low Lochaber High School pupil Rosie Clark, who per­formed on trum­pet in the after­noon’s pre­lim round.

The judges were par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with the High­land Coun­cil’s ‘con­tin­ued sup­port of the mu­si­cal de­vel­op­ment of High­land’s young peo­ple, af­ford­ing them op­por­tu­ni­ties of­ten not avail­able in many other parts of the coun­try and with the way the com­peti­tors con­versed with the judg­ing panel and con­veyed their ob­vi­ous en­joy­ment of play­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a wide va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal ac­tiv­i­ties.’

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