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Byline: Audrey Forbes

The Middlesbrough Competitive Music Festival went out on a high note.

The festival took place over two weekends and finished with a host of musicians toasting their awards.

Festival president Freda Grunwell pronounced the event a success, saying: "The adjudicators were full of praise for the teachers and the high standard of the competitors.

"Thanks to the teachers, parents and competitors for the support they give to the festival every year."

A new honour, the Alan Webster Trophy, was awarded by Mrs Webster in memory of her husband, for the light opera/musical comedy class 16 to 18 years.

The 2005 festival will be held on March 4, 5, 11 and 12.

The results were as follows:

Violin solo, ten years and under: Jane Perry; Violin solo, 11 years and under: Vidya Shayam Sundar; Violin solo, 12 years and under: Amy Whittaker; Violin solo, 14 years and under: Louise Hill; Violoncello solo, 10 years and under: Roisin Burrowes Donohue; Violoncello solo, 12 years and under: Naomi Haigh; Violoncello solo, 14 years and under: Jeremy Neil Evans; Strings solo, 16 years and under: Graeme Allen; Strings solo, open: Graeme Allen; Instrumental ensemble, 14 years and under: Katie Blenkiron and Jennifer Kitson; Instrumental ensemble, open: Maria Horkan and Sarah Paterson; Instrumental duet, open: Amy Marwood and Helen Bailey.

Bessie Lupton Trophy, highest mark in violin solo classes 16 years and under: Graeme Allen; Margaret Thompson Memorial Trophy, highest mark in solo classes, 12 years and under: Naomi Haigh; Mimi Grunthal Trophy, highest mark in solo cello classes, 14 and 16 years and open: Jeremy Neil Evans; Musical standard awarded to the most promising competitor in the string classes: Caroline Rawson.

Hymn singing, 11 years and under: Corpus Christi Primary School; Junior school choirs, 11 years and under: Chandlers Ridge Primary School; Pianoforte solo, open, Chopin: Laura Bury; Pianoforte solo, 17 years and under: Victoria Clarke; Pianoforte solo, open, Beethoven: Laura Barber; Pianoforte solo, open, recital: Joel Beevers; Pianoforte solo, 15 years and under: William Cowley; Pianoforte solo, 20th century composer: Joel Beevers; Pianoforte solo junior recital, 16 years and under: Anna Stubley.

The Barbara White Trophy for the highest mark in the piano solo classes, 16 years and under: William Cowleys Trophy for the highest mark in the piano solo classes, open: Joel Beevers.

Boys solo, 10 years and under: David Macaffrey; Boys solo, 13 years and under: Luke Debelder; Boys solo 15 years and under: Owen Edwards; Girls solo, 10 years and under: Laura Bell and Charlotte Hodgson and Gabrielle Green; Girls solo, 12 years and under: Elisha Lofthouse; Folk song from the British Isles: Laura Braithwaite; Girls solo, 16 years and under: Rowan Pierce; Girls solo, 14 years and under: Rowan Pierce; Vocal duet, 16 years and under: Luke and Laura Debelder, Chris Wheeler and Laura Braithwaite; Light opera or musical comedy, 15 years and under: Laura Braithwaite; Light opera or musical comedy, 16 - 18 years, Hayley Griffiths.

The Bentley Trophy for the competitor with the highest mark in the boys vocal solo classes: Owen Edwards; Greta Book Trophy for the competitor with the highest mark in the girls vocal solo classes: Rowan Pierce; Dennis Rainbow Trophy for the competitor with the highest mark in light opera or musical comedy classes: Laura Braithwaite and Hayley Griffiths.
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Title Annotation:Entertainment
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 26, 2004
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