Pianist wins 20th Young Musician Competition

Alexander Guthrie 2010 Young Musician of the Year with Cllr Terry Aldridge, Children's Champion for East Lindsey DC.

Pianist Alexander Guthrie won the 20th East Lindsey Young Musician of the Year award organised by Louth MVC on Saturday 13th November at Nichol Hill Methodist Church.  Alex, from Ludford, a pupil at KEVIS who studies with Mrs Kim Manners, played a varied programme including a movement from a piano sonata by Beethoven, Mussorgsky’s Gopak and Lowside Blues by Joanna McGregor.
Previous winners were invited to this special anniversary occasion and three of them demonstated that their performing skills continue to improve.  Rebecca Chambers (1990), Stephanie Shucksmith (1998) and Amy Baker (2009) all played for the appreciative audience at the finals competition and concert.
Other previous winners present included Linda Lowing (nee Broadwell, 1989), Paula Constant (1993), and Amy Kent (2003), all of whom assisted the adjudicators, Graham Burrell, musical director, Louth MVC, and Sue Baker.  Other previous winners were unable to attend because of commitments including: preparing for a panto (Michelle Grierson, 1992); playing baritone, alto and soprano saxophone with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Naomi Sullivan, 1996); rehearsing at St David’s Hall, Cardiff (Clare Hurrell, 2006); and conducting church services (Father Andrew Moughtin-Mumby, Rector of St Peter’s, Walworth, 1995).
Comprehensive results of the Young Musicians competition are:

Seniors (under 18 years of age)
1st and Young Musician of the Year: Alexander Guthrie, piano
2nd: Keren Newlove, piano
3rd: Liliane Barras-Hargan: saxophone

Intermediate (under 14 years of age)
1st: Rowena Firth, violin
2nd: Gawtham Rivivaruman, piano
3rd: Charlotte Page, cello

Junior (under 11 years of age)
1st: Willow Mickel, voice
2nd: Florence Hand, voice
3rd: Molly Hunter-Clarke