Talented young musicians strike the right note at competition
PUBLISHED: 08:10 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:10 02 March 2018
Saffron Photo 2017
Five of the six winners playing at the winners’ concert closing the annual Saffron Walden Music Festival are pupils at Saffron Walden County High School.
The concert on Sunday, February 25, at Saffron Hall, was finale of the event which ran over the weekend.
The winners of the six sections played for a public audience at a free event.
The overall festival winner was Josh Lucas in year nine at the County High, who had won the string section. He was awarded the festival prize at Sunday’s concert. Benjamin Somers Heslam, who is in year 13 at the school was the winner of the piano section. Charles Curtin, in year 11 won the woodwind, Alex Holder in year 13 won the guitar section and Hannah O’Sullivan, year 10 at the County High, won the vocals.
Bethan Spragg from Herts and Essex High School in Bishop’s Stortford won the brass.
There were 200 entries for the competitive festival.