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Pitch-perfect success for HSD Musicians
18th May 2021
High School of Dundee musicians enjoyed success in the Dundee Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year Competition, hitting the right notes to win all the prizes up for grabs!
The competition (which is open to all pupils being educated in Dundee and Monifieth) sees young musicians perform a programme no longer than ten minutes in a bid to be recognised as the young vocalist or instrumentalist of the year. The competition attracts musicians from across the region, and this year, the four winner and runner-up prizes were won by pupils from our school community.
Courtesy of a performance of three songs by Fauré, Schumann and Vivaldi, Toluwani Idowu (F6) retained the Young Vocalist of the Year prize which she’d also lifted last year. Also mirroring last year’s results, the runner-up prize was awarded to Megan Cant (F5), who performed songs by Vaughan Williams, Ivor Novello, and a song from Fiddler on the Roof.
Fraser Smith (F5) was declared Young Instrumentalist of the Year after impressing the judges with his performance of the three-movement ‘Dance Sequence’ by Gareth Wood. Jason Pan (F6) was placed as runner-up, after performing songs by Mozart and Rachmaninov.
All four HSD pupils will now have the chance to compete in the District Round, in which they will compete against fellow young musicians living north of the Firth of Forth. The winner and runner-up of the District Round will then go through to the Regional Round for all of Scotland, from which the winners will proceed to the National final.
Congratulations to all four pupils , and best of luck in the next stage of the competition!