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Talented Young Musicians Compete For Coveted Annual Awards

Published Sunday 27th of June 2021 12:10:06 PM

Talented young musicians competing for the annual Musician of the Year coveted awards entertained an audience of students and staff at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School.

Displaying a wide range of instrumental and vocal skills, students also competed in Senior, Elementary, Intermediate and Junior categories in a closely-fought contest recently staged at the school’s Nye Hall Performing Arts Centre, Dover.

Anton Nogotkov (piano), who played Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu was named Senior Musician of the Year Classical category. Runner-up was James Thompson playing saxophone to Ronald Binge’s Romance from Concerto. Winning the Senior Musician of the Year Contemporary category was Tisean Crichlow who sang Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On. Runner-up was Toby Thorne (guitar), who played Electric Gypsy by Andy Timmons.

Other Musician of the Year awards given were: Elementary winner Parisha Rai (clarinet), runner-up Iona Boyd (trumpet). Intermediate vocal winner Georgina Trimby, runner-up Cherish Mgbejiofor. Intermediate instrumental winner Harriet Higgs (drum kit), runner-up Imogen Thorne (flute).

Visiting judge was Steph Godwin of Kent Music who is also Director of Music for the RAF Air Cadet National Concert Band and Director of Music Training for all RAF Air Cadets. In addition, she is a woodwind teacher and performs in many ensembles across south east England. Assisting was Year 12 student Ethel Tendo (Arts Captain).
Alex Foreman, the school’s Principal, said: “Music is at the heart of our school and is taught and played to an extremely high standard, so well done to all the winners.”

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