THE Worthing Music and Arts Festival has celebrated two weekends of musical talent from all ages in the piano and instrumental classes.
Performers were given constructive feedback by judges Liz Childs, Graeme Humphrey and Adam Barker.
Junior age groups performed in the piano section on February 6 and 7 which saw the Worthing Junior Pianist of the Year award presented to Matthew McDonald who played Melody by Khatchaturian and Jack in a Juke Box by Pam Wegdewood.
Festival secretary Jan Spooner-Swabey said Matthew played ‘outstandingly’.
Intermediate and senior performers played on February 13 and 14 which saw the Worthing Young Pianist of the Year award presented to Sebastian Power.
The Senior Concerto class was held on Saturday and included performances from Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D Minor, Shostakovich’s 1st Cello Concerto and Mozart’s 20th Piano Concerto in D Minor played by Maria Luc.
Mrs Spooner-Swabey said: “The concertos were all outstanding.”
Maria Luc, who is studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, ended the evening with a performance in the Recital class.
Singing classes begin tomorrow at Field Place and speech and drama starts on Monday at Worthing Dome.
Performances from the festival can be seen in the Festival Highlights Concert on Saturday, March 7, at 7pm at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church.
Tickets are £5 and are available on the door or by calling 01903 238792.
Results for all piano and instrumental classes are as follows:
Friday 6th February:
Beginners Duet 12 & Under: Rachel Collins & Helen Emery
Beginners 8 & Under: Florence Rosser
Beginners 9 & 10 Yrs: Emma Greaney
Solo 7 & Under: Florence Rosser
Solo 8 & 9 Yrs: Hope Yelling
Solo 10 & 11 Yrs: Rohan Diwakar
Solo 12 & 13 Yrs: Vicky Tong
Saturday 7th February:
Baroque 11 & Under: Molly Cartmell
Classical 11 & Under: Molly Cartmell
Romantic, Impressionist, Contemporary: Lois Ledzkan
Popular arrangement 11 & under: Matthew MacDonald
Solo 14 & 15 Yrs: Julie Chick
Solo 16 & 17 Yrs: Shion Nakamura
Mini Recital 11 & under: Rohan Diwakar
Mini Recital 15 & under: Rosie Sutton
Mini Recital 16 & over: Ann Mansfield
Wind Solo 12 & under: Matthew MacDonald
Wind Ragtime Jazz 12 & under: Matthew MacDonald
Brass Ragtime Jazz 12 & under: Matthew MacDonald
Strings Novice Any Age: Molly Cartmell
Strings Solo 12 & under: Molly Cartmell
Brass Solo 12 & under: Matthew MacDonald
Play your own music 19 & under: George Shillingford
Wind Baroque Any Age: Mizuka Ono
Wind recital Any Age: Emma Pappenheim
Popular Arrangement 15 & under: Nathan Cassidy
Popular Arrangement 17 & over: Lisa Goodson
Versatility Class 12 & under: Molly Cartmell
Versatility Class 14 & under: Ben Tong
Worthing Junior Pianist of the Year: Matthew MacDonald
Friday 13th February
Baroque 13 & under: Sebastian Power
Classical 13 & under: Sebastian Power
Romantic, Impressionist, Contemporary 13 & under: Sebastian Power
Baroque 15 & under: George Shillingford
Classical 15 & under: George Shillingford
Romantic, Impressionist, Contemporary 15 & under: Max Tozer
Baroque 16 & over: Ellie Tosey
Classical 16 & over: Florence Chapman
Romantic 16 & over: Kazuyuki Asamoto
Impressionist 16 & over: Florence Chapman
Saturday 14th February
Family Duets 9 & under: Hope & Sarah Yelling
Duets 11 & under: Tabitha and Emily Keogh
Duets 14 & under: Vicky & Ben Tong
Duets Any Age: Rosie & Alison Sutton
Duets on two pianos Any Age: Mei Numazawa & Alison Sutton
Versatility 15-19 Years: Florence Chapman
Junior Concerto: Sebastian Power
Senior Concerto: Maria Luc
Worthing Young Pianist of the Year: Sebastian Power
Worthing Festival Pianist of the Year: Florence Chapman
Recital Class Any Age: Maria Luc