Taking first place in the Senior Class, Olwen H sang ‘She used to be mine’ from the musical Waitress.
She said, “I couldn’t believe it when Mr McAuley said my name. It means so much to me. The song I chose means a lot to my family and it felt fantastic to get recognition for my voice.”
Sophie D-P, who sang ‘My House’ from Peter Pan, said she was over the moon to be named Prep School Young Musician of the Year.
She said, “I really wasn’t expecting it and it feels amazing. I chose ‘My House’ because its really beautiful. Winning last night has given me so much more confidence in my music.”
Sophie recieves the Prep Young Musician of the Year trophy from last year's winner Jing W
Mr McAuley, Director of Music at Strathallan said, “In only our second year, the Strathallan Young Musician of the Year showcase the wealth of musical talent in our school. We had 19 amazing finalists and for us music staff it really is a privilege working alongside our pupils day by day."
Strathallan’s Young Musician of the Year competition was adjudicated by Mr David Munn, Director of Music for Sistema Scotland and a regular teacher and coach for the Royal Conservatorie of Scotland Junior Department and the National Children’s Orchestra.
Strathallan Prep School: Lower Grade Class
Harris CH - Drunken Sailor (Violin) - 1st
Amy M - Skye Boat Song (Violin) - 2nd
Sebastian LP - Sneaky Business by Martha Mier (Piano) - Highly Commended
Strathallan Senior School: Senior Intermediate Class
Jing W - Hungarian Dance by August Nolck (Violin) - 1st
Elspeth W - Human by M Johnson & Christina Perry (Voice) - 2nd
Maia B-A - The Climb by Myley Cyrus (Voice) - 3rd
Surina C - Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel (Bass Guitar) - Highly Commended
Strathallan Prep School: Open Class (Grade 3 or above)
Sophie DP - My House by Bernstein (Voice) - 1st
Isla A - London Calling by The Clash (Bass Guitar) - 2nd
Strathallan Senior School: Open Class (Grade 7 or above)
Olwen H - She Used to be Mine by S Bareilles (Voice) -1st
Zac H - Autumn Leaves by Johnny Mercer (Saxophone) -2nd
Alexandra M - Sarah by Thomas Peter-Horas (Piano) - 3rd
Eleanor R - Gardens by Julian Lage (Electric Guitar) - Highly Commended
Klara K - Gavotte by Popper (Cello) - Highly Commended
Constantin B - If I Can’t Love Her by Menken (Voice) - Highly Commended