Supporting musical talent

Each Rotary year our club and local schools support young musicians in what is known as Rotary Young Musician of the year competition. This is a district wide competition covering initial local heats that move into regional and then onto the National finals.

This year we have seen some exceptional talent at our local schools and have had two very worthy students move through the heats to the regional finals.

Euan is a Y12 student at Chase Grammar School having joined in September 2023. He studies Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Further Maths at A level. He is a diploma level violinist and is a very valued member of the school ensemble

Euan first picked up the violin at 3 years old with the Suzuki Method and since then he has gained a grade 8 distinction when he was 13 and played in the National Children’s Orchestra twice as well as the NCO Regionals, Cambridge where he was able to develop his playing and musicality with fellow violinists. He has always had a passion for science from an early age and has been especially captivated by physics with his dream of becoming an astrophysicist being his main goal. In his spare time, Euan likes to draw and paint from his love of surreal art, read books on physics, and spend time with his friends.

Grace is now in Y10 at Chase Grammar School, having gained a music scholarship at the school. She is taking music for GCSE and is involved in all the choirs and ensembles. She started singing when she was four years old for fun and when she was 5, she joined her school choir. She has been singing ever since. Grace now has singing lessons and is also accomplished in dance and musical theatre, and has been the lead singer of her school band. She plays the piano, recently having passed her grade 5, plays the clarinet, and enjoys writing songs. 

We were delighted that they attended our meeting of 1st May to put on a performance for our members and show off their skills in song and violin. Well done both and good luck for your future careers

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