Ottery musicians star in Rotary music competition

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 February 2018

Participants at this year's Music District Semi Finals, held at The King's School.

Participants at this year's Music District Semi Finals, held at The King's School.

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Young musicians from across East Devon have hit all the right notes in this year's Rotary Youth presents music district competition.

Mandy Ward collected this rubbish after a run through the Land of Canaan in Ottery.Mandy Ward collected this rubbish after a run through the Land of Canaan in Ottery.

The event has been organised for nearly 30 years by the Rotary Club of Otter Valley and is open to primary and secondary schools in the area. The semi-finals were held at The King’s School and featured talented musicians playing instruments including the piano, violin, French horn and drums.

The youngsters, from five schools across the district, performed to a panel of three adjudicators in the hope to claim a place in the final.

Cellist Euan McWilliams, from Ottery, played pieces from Telemann and Cassado with ‘great maturity’ to go through to the next round.

He has participated in the competition for several years and will now play again in the district finals in Fowey, Cornwall.

If successful, Euan will move on to the regional finals which will be held in Ottery’s parish church in March.

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