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Ellesmere College - Woodard Young Musician of The Year Success

Published Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:03:41 AM

Lily Wilson, 16, has beaten off stiff competition from 300 students to land a place in the national finals of the Woodard Schools Musician of the Year competition. Only 30 candidates were selected for the final of the competition, which will be held at John's Smith Square in Westminster. Lily, a Sixth Form student from Ellesmere College has chosen to perform Aria by Mozart in the senior category, which ranges from 15 to 18 years-old. She said: "I entered the competition, mainly as a slight test, to see whether all the effort that my teachers were putting in, was worth it. My aim was to get through the first round, which meant I would have a chance to get to the final. It's such a prestigious competition and I really enjoyed it last year, so hopefully I can go one better". Her participation in the competition tops off an impressive year for Lily who had also received individual honours at the Oswestry Youth Music Festival. Tony Coupe, Director of Music at the school, said: "I am delighted by the scope of talent we have at the school and to see Lily at the Young Musician of the Year competition once again is inspiring. We are all committed to encouraging young talent and aim to offer them every opportunity to excel."
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