30 Rotary Young Musician
The Rotary Club of Thornbury
Avon and Southern Cotswolds Rotary Young Musicians Competitions
Are you an outstanding young musician? If so, we'd like to invite you to take part in our annual Rotary Young Musician Competitions. Members of Thornbury Rotary Club are actively involved in two local competitions, one for competitors in the Bristol area and the other in the South Cotswold area. Lucky you, if you live in Thornbury and can play to Grade 7 or above, you have a chance to enter either or both competitions, and if successful to move through District rounds to the National Finals. What an experience!
Why enter the Rotary Young Musician competitions in particular? Here are some good reasons ...
The opportunity to meet other talented musicians and form 'friendships in adversity'
Substantial cash prizes and opportunity to perform in class venues
A noteworthy addition to include in your CV
The quality of the performers is quite fantastic and even if you decide not to take part as a competitor first time round, then if you can attend any of the competition heats you will not leave without being impressed by the talent that the young people demonstrate. It is a real tonic to see such quality from our young people in contrast to the way they are often portrayed in the media.
Avon Area Rotary Young Musician Competition 2014
The Avon Young Musicians competition is organised by eight Rotary clubs in the area surrounding Bristol. The competition is held in two phases with up to four heats being held in the June of each year and the final in October in the Grand Hall of Bristol Grammar School. The competition is very prestigious and the winner can progress to further levels of Rotary Young Musicians competitions at national level.
This year, given an increased entry, the organising clubs of the Avon Young Musicians Competition decided to hold four heats at the Henleaze United Reformed Church. On 24th June we were entertained by seven contestants that included one vocalist.
The competitors were: Nathanael Shin (Violin) and Yuqi Cheng (Piano) from QEH, Rosie Sewell (Treble Recorder), Laura Grey (Singer), Steffi Loh Sin Yue (Cello)all from Badminton School, Jonathan Hinchliffe (Tuba) from Gordano School and Carlos Rodriguez (Violin) from Cotham School.
The winner was Yuqi Cheng having given a strong and mature performance of Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin and the notably contrasting Paganini Jazz by Fazil Say
Awards were presented by Mike Robinson the President of Thornbury Rotary Club.
The final will be held at Bristol Grammar School on Friday 10th October 2014. Tickets in advance from Richard Craddy on 01454 414842
Southern Cotswold Rotary Young Musician Competition.
Applications are now invited for the 2015 Competition.
The competition is open to all musicians of school age, 18 years old or under, who are of Grade 6 standard or above on their instrument. They must either live or attend school in the area covered by the nine Rotary Clubs of the Southern Gloucestershire region who organize the event. Over £1000 in cash prizes (£300 first prize!) and a number of trophies are to be won. This year, after receiving a number of requests, we have decided to add an extra category for Guitars rather than including them within the String section. We hope this will encourage your young guitarists to enter and meet others from the region who share their passion.
The Rules and an Application Form are available to download.
The Closing Date for entries is 30th November 2014.
 Attachments:Application FormCopmpetiton RulesCompetition Rules
Application Form