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Kilgraston’s Young Musician of the Year 2022

Published Thursday 21st of April 2022 12:00:00 PM

Kilgraston’s Young Musician of the Year has burst back into our calendar this year with an enraptured audience soaking up the many talents of the finalists.

From the tinkering of film scores like ‘Amelie’ and ‘Les Miserables’ to instrumental pieces such as Street Tango by Astor Piazzolla, there was a wide range of genres and instruments on display. Over 60 talented musicians from up and down the school had entered into the initial competition before the 20 finalists were selected. Kilgraston welcomed Dollar Academy’s Director of Music, Mrs Karol Fitzpatrick as the independent adjudicator to the event, which took place in March 2022. Mrs Fitzpatrick commended the pupils, thanking them for their performances before giving a detailed adjudication, full of positive comments and feedback for the performers.

The overall winners were Upper Third’s Caitlin, Junior School Young Musician of the Year, and Lower Sixth’s Manon, who won Young Musician of the Year, Senior School.

Mr Andrew Morley, Kilgraston’s Director of Music, said: “Kilgraston has a strong musical tradition with a superb quality of musicianship across a wide range of instruments and genres. It is something we are incredibly proud of and this year’s Young Musician Of The Year showcases the incredible talents of our pupils. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to our adjudicator Mrs Fitzpatrick who had some difficult decisions to make so well done to Manon and Caitlin, this year’s Young Musicians of the Year in our Senior and Junior School categories and to all our category winners and runners up.”

You can watch the competition below.

Beginner Class

Runner Up – Elsie – Piano (Lower Third)

Winner – Eliza – Flute (Lower Second)

Junior Singing Class

Runner Up – Sophie (Lower Third)

Winner- Caitlin (Upper Third)

Junior Piano Class

Winner – Darcy (Lower Third)

Junior Instrumental Class

Winner – Sofia – Violin (Lower Second)



Overall Junior Winner – Caitlin (Upper Third)



Intermediate Piano Class

Runner Up – Olivia (Lower Four)

Winner – Liliya (Lower Sixth)

Intermediate Instrumental Class

Runner Up – Francesca – Flute (Lower Fifth)

Winner – Jenny – Violin (Upper Four)

Intermediate Singing Class

Runner Up – Erin (Upper Fifth)

Winner – Chloe (Lower Four)

Advanced Piano Class

Runner Up – Pak Wai (Upper Fifth)

Winner – Emma (Lower Fifth)

Advanced Singing Class

Runner Up – Maia (Lower Fifth)

Runner Up – Laura (Upper Fifth)

Winner – Hannah-Rose (Upper Sixth)

Advanced Instrumental Class

Runner Up – Janna (Upper Fifth) – Violin

Runner Up – Isabel (Upper Sixth) – Cello

Winner – Manon (Lower Sixth) – Violin
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