Rotary Young Musician
A good crowd attended the Wolverhampton Music Service for the Area Round on 4th February where 9 contestants performed delightfully. Richard Green was a compere plus, introducing Rotary activities between the performances to allow adjudicators Simon Platford (Wrekin College)and Peter Edwards (Music Education Hub) to collect their thoughts. After the performances Simon and Peter gave sympathetic critiques to each musician while praising the overall high standard. They concluded that the best instrumentalist was Oliver Pritchard-Jones (clarinet) and the best vocalist Fiona Winning. Oliver fluently played two contrasting pieces – Lou Cabridan apparently means ‘the bee’. Fiona sang three contrasting pieces and filled the room – ‘prends garde ä toi’ (‘watch out!’) resonated. The winners now go forward to the District Final, at the same venue on Sunday March 1st. We wish them all a good future in music.