Young Musician of Mann 2001

Erin Arts Centre, Sunday 1st December 2001


The Young Musician of Mann competition was founded in 1983 by the Rotary Club of Rushen and Western Mann. The competition is a bi-annual event open to "any instrumentalist under the age of 19 years". Entrants must meet quite a long list of other criteria in order to be eligible to enter the competition also! Members of the Manx Youth Band have quite a good history in this competition. Previous winners include Jonathan Kneale, Eb Bass (1983), Stephen Maddocks, Trombone (1991) and Thomas Power, Tenor Horn (1993).

This year's preliminary round, held on the 10th November saw Charlotte Chambers (Cornet), Kathryn Power (Tenor Horn), Suzanna Power (Flugel Horn), Lyndsay Shimmin (Tenor Trombone) and Karen Mahood (Soprano Cornet) enter against other fine young musicians from the Island. Unfortunately, as with all competition, not all entrants could be picked to go through to the final.

Kathryn Power, Suzanna Power and Lyndsay Shimmin were picked along with other entrants Gregory Pearn (Violin) and Simon Bradley (Piano).

Despite strong competition on the day, by fine performances from all the entrants, Kathryn was chosen to be Young Musician of Mann by the adjudicators.

Kathryn's program was as follows:

  • Demelza (Hugh Nash)
  • Jenny Jones (H Round)
  • A Time for Peace from Essence of Time (Peter Graham)
  • Rhapsody for Eb Soprano Cornet (Robert Eaves)

This article appeared in the Isle of Man Courier on February 7th 2002

YOUNG MUSICIAN OF MAN
1983 Jonathan Kneale Eb Bass
1985 Robert Agnew Piano
1987 Bronwen Williams Recorder
1989 Emma Christian Recorder
BANK OF IRELAND YOUNG MUSICIAN OF MAN
1991 Stephen Maddocks Trombone
1993 Thomas Power Tenor Horn
1995 Stephanie Wellings Oboe
YOUNG MUSICIAN OF MAN JOICE GELLING MEMORIAL PRIZE
1997 Melissa Warrilow Piano
1999 Eleanor Loaring Violin
2001 Kathryn Power Tenor Horn