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Musicians advance in RIBI competition

Fifteen College musicians performed superbly in the local heats of the RIBI (Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland) Young Musician Competition held in Main Hall. Judges commented on the extremely high standard presented this year.

Winning vocalist, Jasmine Bingham (M) sang Non so piu cosa son from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with Tesori’s comical The Girl in 14G.

The winning instrumentalist, Waleed Alzarooni (H), played – from memory – the First Movement of Haydn’s Concerto for Violin in G Major and the Gigue from Bach’s Partita No.2.

Dominic Nong (G) and Ben Abbott (C) both received second place and will join Waleed and Jasmine in the District Finals.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Epsom, this was the seventh time that the College has hosted this event, which gives pupils a valuable opportunity to perform and to gain feedback from an expert panel of judges. The Worshipful Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Councilor Neil Dallen, was on hand to present the prizes.

The RIBI Young Musician competition, which is open to young people aged under 18, provides a stage for musical talent to shine. Starting with local level competitions, winners progress to district events followed by regional contests with the hope of appearing at the national final and winning the title of RIBI Young Musician of the Year.