Talented young Chris wins musician of year

Prizewinners from Meldrum's Young musician of the Year
Prizewinners from Meldrum's Young musician of the Year

Groups of young talented musicians took to the stage to be judged for the Young Musician of the Year Competition.

Family and friends made up the audience who were entertained by the young musicians from Oldmeldrum and the surrounding areas at the Young Musician of the Year Competition.

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum and the Performing Arts Department at Meldrum Academy.

The competition began with Reanne Stewart from Rothienorman playing a piece called Indian Dance on the piano.

Afterwards, the 18 performers entertained the audience and judges throughout the evening with their various instruments.

From the piano, to the viola and violin, fiddle, tuner percussion, to the trumpet, trombone, tenor horn and oboe, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Sifting through the talented musicians this year were judges, Liz Bulloch, Vivienne Tegg and Chair Justin Brook.

Reanne Stewart was the winner of the P1–4 category, while Sophie Jackson from Tarves won the P5–P7 age category.

In the S1–S3 category, Oboe player Christopher Smith, from near Udny was awarded first place.

George Davidson playing Edgefauld House, Glengrant, The Auld Wheel and Ossian on the fiddle was the winner in the S4–S6 group.

Most Promising Young Musician was won by Jessica Hay a pianist from Pitmedden.

Overall winner of Young Musician of the Year 2013 went to Christopher Smith who was astonished to hear he had won. Christopher, who came first in his age group in the 2011 competition, will now go one step further and represent Oldmeldrum Rotary at the District D1010 heat in Perth next spring.