06:00 July 5, 2022
Talented musicians had their musical flair recognized on June 28 as Soham Village College’s Young Musician of the Year awards night returned for its 25th year.
The college recognized top aspiring musicians in the county both at the school and in its feeder elementary schools for their work throughout the school year.
It was a “wonderful” evening of quality performances and musicality, with a program ranging from baroque violin to musical theatre.
Grade 10 student Sol Bornshin-Smith won the night’s most prestigious award – best young musician of the year – for his euphonium talent.
The youngster was also named Stage Four Key Instrumentalist of the Year ahead of Grade 10 saxophonist Georgia Duffety who was the runner-up.
Grade 8 student Anna Munday took first place in Key Stage Three for her classical guitar performance, while Grade 7 piano student Isabella Tomasi came second.
In the second key stage, Elizabeth of Ely St. John’s took first place, while Annabelle (Ely St. John’s) and Noah (Ely St. Mary’s) finished second and third respectively.
The key stage four vote of the year was awarded to 11th grade student Madeline Guy-Pinkney and 9th grade student Sienna May-Knight came out on top in the third key stage.
The Stephen Kenna Award for Commitment and Dedication to Music was won by Grade 11 student Fraser Ickeringill.
A college spokesperson said: “This year we were extremely pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed musician Joe Stilgoe as our guest judge for the evening.
“All the students gave such brilliant performances and should be very proud of themselves.”