Young musicians bid for title
Castle Douglas Rotary Club hosted the local round of the Young Musician of the Year.
There was an excellent turnout of 13 pupils from both Castle Douglas and Dalry schools competing for the titles of young musician and young singer of the year.
First prize in the musician category went to Marnie Clark who gave an excellent performance of Grieg’s Notturno on piano. Second prize went to Alex McMenemy, who performed Clowns by Kabalevsky, also on piano. Joint third were Huw Hodson and Zoe Burgoyne.
James Robertson, president of the Rotary club, presented the awards.
In the young singer competition, James Wallace was awarded first prize for a superb rendition of Will Ye No Come Back Again. Ya’el Du Toit-Burns came second with her performance of You are the Reason, by Calum Scott, and Tyler Gilmour was awarded third for his rendition of Second Hand White Baby Grand by Marc Shaiman.
After much consideration, the judges decided the overall winner should be James Wallace. The club is grateful to the high school for providing the facilities and support for the competition to take place.
Prizes The winners at the Rotary club’s competition