Awards for young musicians at Arley Hall

PUBLISHED: 17:11 14 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:09 20 February 2013

Awards for young musicians at Arley Hall

Awards for young musicians at Arley Hall

Talented children and teenagers from Cheshire showed great flair and composure when they played at beautiful Arley Hall in the Warrington Competition for Young Musicians 2010.

Talented children and teenagers from Cheshire showed great flair and composure when they played at beautiful Arley Hall in the Warrington Competition for Young Musicians 2010.
Organised by Warrington Arts Council Initiative for the Development of Music (WACIDOM), the competition is a prestigious event with high standards. Many past finalists have gone on to enjoy busy musical careers.
One of the organisers, Diane Smedley, said that Arley, home of Viscount and Viscountess Ashbrook, was a delightful venue which added to the occasion. The audiences for both the lower and upper divisions were large, which made for a great atmosphere.
Sadly, this competition may be the last one. Volunteer workers and generous donations from music-lovers have made it possible over the past few years, but lack of funds means that it is unlikely to be staged again. For more information visit the WACIDOM website www.musicinwarrington.org.uk


Results:
Lower Division
1. Natasha Agarwal, aged 13 (voice)
2. Rachel Hoffman, aged 12 (cello)
3. Emelye Ferguson (clarinet)
The Rushworth Shield was won by Hannah Wainwright (voice)
Upper Division
1. Elliot Gresty, aged 14 (clarinet)
2. Chloe Scott, aged 17 (recorder)
3. Sam Oliver, aged 17 (tuba)
The Morag Leech trophy was won by Selim Ungut (piano)

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