Young musicians are celebrated through Rotary competition

Rotary Club of Bedford Castle finals of this year's Rotary Young Musician competition. Intermediate winner Tarek Elgin.

Rotary Club of Bedford Castle finals of this year's Rotary Young Musician competition. Intermediate winner Tarek Elgin.

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Talented young musicians were recognised in the final of this year’s Rotary Young Musician competition at Bedford Modern School.

A total of 16 students from nine local schools had made it through the heats and competed for the chance to asvance to the regional and national finals.

Rotary Club of Bedford Castle finals of this year's Rotary Young Musician competition. Senior winner Thomas Cohen.

Rotary Club of Bedford Castle finals of this year's Rotary Young Musician competition. Senior winner Thomas Cohen.

Charles Codrington, from the Rotary Club of Bedford Castle said: “A wide range of disciplines helped highlight the outstanding level of talent the town has to offer and covered violin, piano, cello, oboe, euphonium, flute and saxophone as well as solo and send ensemble vocal entries.”

The senior competition was won by Thomas Cohen from Redborne Upper School, the intermediate age group by Tarek Elgin of Bedford Modern School and the juniors by Kai Taylor from Newnham Middle School.

The event, held last Thursday, was sponsored by the local branch of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies and attended by the High Sheriff of Bedford, Colin Osborne MBE.

The club was privileged to have Emily Davis, violinist with the Philharmonic Orchestra, as adjudicator.

Rotary Club of Bedford Castle finals of this year's Rotary Young Musician competition. Junior winner Kai Taylor.

Rotary Club of Bedford Castle finals of this year's Rotary Young Musician competition. Junior winner Kai Taylor.