Young Musician of Mann 2013
Some outstanding talent was showcased at the Erin Art Centre’s Isle of Man Bank Auditorium on Saturday 9 November 2013 for the final of Young Musician of Mann 2013. Eight competitors reached the final stage. The judges were scrutinizing musicality, presentation, technique and programme content.
In second place, and a £100 cash prize, was Peter Smith playing Bb Cornet.
Peter is 16 years of age, lives in Laxey, attends St Ninian’s High School and has attended The Manx Youth Band since he was 7 years old. Peter also plays in Manx Concert Brass.
For the finals Peter was accompanied by Julian Power and opened with the Prelude from Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Carpentier, arranged by Geoffrey Emerson, and followed it with the Second Movement from Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in Eb. Peter also played Williams’ Sugar Blue, arranged by Morrisson, and finished on the First Movement from Concertino for Trumpet Opus 45 No. 6 by Lars-Erik Larsson.
In third place, winning £50, was Sammy Clague playing Trombone.
Sammy is 14 years of age, lives in Douglas, attends St Ninian’s High School and has attended The Manx Youth Band since he was 5 years old. Sammy also plays in Manx Concert Brass in which he plays the Baritone.
For the finals Sammy was accompanied by Julian Power and opened with the First Movement from Concerto for Trombone by Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged by Mowat, which was followed by Reviewing the Situation by Lionel Bart, also arranged by Mowat. Sammy also played All That I Am by William Himes, arranged by Gerry Schoültz, and ended on J.A. Greenwood’s The Acrobat.
Most promising competitor, winning the Marian Shimmin award, was Tim Payne playing Eb Bass.
Tim is 13 years of age, was the final’s youngest competitor, lives in Douglas, attends Ballakermeen High School and has attended The Manx Youth Band since he was 10 years old.
For the finals Tim was accompanied by Julian Power and opened with Driving Piles by Derek Bourgeois which was followed by Leaning on a Lamppost by Noel Gay, arranged by John Iveson. Tim also played Der Linden Baum by Franz Schubert, arranged by John Fletcher and Variations on a Temperance Theme by Pankhurst, again arranged by John Fletcher.