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Be quick to enter Devizes music competition
1:00pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
The county’s most talented young performers have only a week left to enter the first Wiltshire Young Musician of the Year competition, taking place in Devizes in May.
Michael Johnson, who has taken over as director of the Devizes Junior Eisteddfod, is launching the competition to showcase the talents of Wiltshire’s young musicians.
He said he had been very encouraged by the quality of the entry so far.
“We are limiting the entry to just 12 and we have already chosen ten,” he said.
“We still have a week left and I feel sure we will be turning people away.”
Those who have already entered are mainly aged 17 and 18 and are violinists, pianists and singers. So far the woodwind and brass sections are not represented.
The adjudicators – Jasper Thorogood from Chelmsford, Carol Oakes from Wookey Hole, and Andrew Hansford from Cheltenham – are all examiners for the Royal Schools of Music.
The event takes place in the Assembly Room at the town hall on Saturday, May 18, at 7pm. It is open to the public and tickets are £5 each.
The winner will take home a cheque for £100. The runner-up gets £50.
For more, visit www.west wiltshiremusiclimited.co.uk/ young-musician-of-wiltshire n Preparations are under way for the Devizes Junior Eisteddfod, which this year will take place over two days – Friday and Saturday November 15 and 16 – each with a winners’ concert taking place in the evening.