Participants will get the chance to experience performing on a public stage and receive feedback from experienced judges, plus it offers a great chance for future collaboration with fellow musicians.
Entrants can be either a vocalist or instrumentalist.
The Young Musician competition is very popular and we take great pleasure in providing a local stage on which our future musicians can perform and enrich their talent. Our young people produce a high standard in the District making our competitions into inspiring and engaging concerts. Instruments played included the usual Piano, Strings, Vibraphone, Euphonium, Tenor Horn, Trumpet, Glockenspiel, Harp, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone and many more. The District 1070 Young Musician competition takes place annually and individuals and groups are invited to submit entries through their local Rotary Club following local heats.
Entrants must be located within the Rotary District 1070 area
How are local heats organised ?
Local competitions or events will be arranged by Rotary Clubs in District 1070, but alternatively a Rotary Club may sponsor entries which they consider to be good enough, without having a competition, if numbers are very small.
An adjudicator for a competition will be arranged by the organising Rotary club for example a local music teacher or the head of music in a local secondary school/college/academy. (If they don’t feel competent to do it, they may know someone who is).
Some Rotary Clubs may advertise in the local schools and a charge for admission to a local event may be made.
The District Competition is open to young people who permanently reside within District 1070 or who attend a school within District 1070.
Where a local Rotary Club does not wish to sponsor an entry, then please make contact with the District Organiser, Moira Bartlett who will endeavour to find an alternative Club.
The rules for the Young Musician Competition in Rotary District 1070 describe the categories, age groups and other restrictions. The role of the adjudicator at the Club level (first round) of the competition is to make sure the young people who are entered to the District round of the competition are of a suitable standard and will be competent to perform in public.
One entry for each category from the local , club round of the competition will be eligible to go forward to the District semi-finals.
Entrants will be given feedback from the competition adjudicator, written or verbal.
Entrants and competition organisers are asked to look carefully at the rules about accompanists. Please see the rules for categories allowed recorded backing tapes in the District rounds of the competition, but any category may use them in a local round; it would then be necessary to find a suitable accompanist for subsequent events.
• Solo Instrumental
• Solo Vocal
• Instrumental or Vocal Ensembles (An ensemble is 2 – 5 players)
• Musical Groups, Choirs. (Groups and Choirs are 6 or more)
- Junior: Age up to 10 years
- Intermediate: Age 11 – 13 years
- Senior: Age 14 – 17 years
Age is at 31st August 2019
More details of the competition are available in the information pack downloadable here
The District 1070 competition rules and Young Musician Competition entry form can be downloaded from these links.
District 1070 winners 2018-2019
JUNIOR AGE GROUP
Solo Instrumental : Edie Bott RC Leicester
Solo Vocal : Adam Cobey RC St. Neots St. Mary’s
Instrumental Ensemble : Nicholas Hawksmoor Brass Quartet RC Towcester
Vocal Ensemble : Josie Mansell, Josie Myhill, Chloe King RC Towcester
Group : Towcester Rock School Junior Band ( Group Trophy) RC Brackley
Choir : Crosshall Junior School Choir (Trophy RC St. Neots St. Mary’s
Best Junior Performance Trophy – Towcester Rock School Junior Band
INTERMEDIATE AGE GROUP
Solo Instrumental : Sophie Costa (Trophy) RC Lutterworth Wycliffe
Solo Vocal : Eloise Snape RC Rutland
Instrumental Ensemble : Rayan Al-Ghatani & Samantha Rei RC Boston
Vocal Ensemble : Liv Whyatt-Sames & Poppy Frost (Trophy) RC Towcester
Group : Towcester Rockschool Intermediate Band RC Brackley
SENIOR AGE GROUP
Solo Instrumental : Euan Thomas RC Brackley
Solo Vocal : Katie Marshall (Trophy) Rc Rutland
Vocal Ensemble : Imogen Brown, Daisy McLaughlin, Lucy Dean, Lucy Owen RC Towcester
Instrumental Ensemble : Soar Valley Music Centre Brass Ensemble
(Trophy) RC Wreake Valley – Syston Sat.
National winners 2018-2019
2018/19 Rotary Young Musician Final Results
Winner: Yazdi MADON – Piano (District 1260)
Runner Up: Oliver SIMPSON – Cello (District1090)
Highly Commended (3rd): William CLARK – Violin (District 1040)
Winner: Florence CAIN (District 1090)
Runner Up: Euan McDONALD (District 1230)
Highly Commended: Rebecca WALKER (District 1110)