Two of Oakham’s talented musicians have won accolades at the Nottingham Young Musician of the Year competition and this weekend they will be awarded their trophies and prizes, along with performing in the final.
“This is the first time that Oakham School pupils have won two of the five top prizes in this major regional competition,” says Director of Music, Peter Davis. “This is a real testimony to the quality of music here at Oakham.”
All seven of the musicians from Oakham School who took part in this biennial competition won praise from the adjudicators for their committed performances in their different classes. Three went forward to the semi-finals, where Jessica and William’s talents shone, as both were chosen as winners in their respective competition sections, winning the titles of Nottingham Young Woodwind Player of the Year, and Nottingham Young Singer of the Year.
“Both William and Jessica gave incredibly confident performances alongside many other talented musicians from across the region and were terrific ambassadors for music at Oakham School,” says Director of Music, Peter Davis. “We are delighted that their talents have been recognised in this highly regarded competition and we are all looking forward to hearing their performances in the final.”
The final, taking place this Sunday at the University of Nottingham, will see both pupils perform a 20-minute programme of music as they aspire to become overall winners of the title Nottingham Young Musician of the Year. They will also receive their trophies and £250 prizes for their success so far.