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Pupil Edwin triumphs at young musician competition

13-year-old Edwin Ward from Cirencester in Gloucestershire has won the Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds’ 2017 Young Musician of the Year competition.

Edwin, a pupil at Rendcomb College, last year took part in the competition for the first time and was awarded the ‘best pianist’ prize and was placed second overall. This year, he returned to the competition take home the winner’s trophy.

Director of Music at Rendcomb College, Dr Tom Edwards said: “We are thrilled by Edwin’s phenomenal achievement at the Rotary Competition. He is the perfect example of what the prize is intended to celebrate and support: a dazzling and engaging performer with a bright future ahead of him.”

Edwin performed the following pieces:

  • Impromptu No 2 In E flat Op90 by Schubert
  • Misty by Erroll Garner (arranged by Fabrizio Caligaris)
  • Liebestraum No 3 by Liszt

Edwin, along with other Senior School musicians, will be performing in the Spring Concert this Thursday, 23 March at 7pm in the College's new Griffin Centre Theatre at Rendcomb College. Tickets are £5 for adults and are free for under 18s and can be booked by emailing or by calling 01285 832300. Tickets may also be purchased on the door depending on availability.