PICTURE GALLERY: Festival instrumentalists hit the high notes

YOUNG musicians from a wide area continued to compete last week in the Instrumental Section of Ballymena Festival at The Braid.

The results are as follows...

Primary School Orchestra: 1, Broughshane PS.

Chamber Orchestra, Open: 1, Belfast Royal Academy.

Junior Orchestra, 15 yrs & under, Post-Primary: 1, St Louis GS; 2, Dominican College.

String Orchestra, Open: 1, Belfast Royal Academy; 2, Assumption Grammar.

Flute Solo, 15 & 16 yrs: 1, Stephen Rankin; 2, Shannon McKay; 3, Conor Crawford.

Duet for Strings, any two instruments, Primary Schools: 1, Caitlin McPeake & Sinead Walsh; 2, Malaidh & Caitlin McPeake.

Pianoforte Solo, under 8 yrs: 1, Amy Watt; 2, Djay Erskine; 3, Grace Reid.

Pianoforte Solo, under 9 yrs: 1, Claire Douglas; 2, Timothy McGaughey; 3, Ben McKane.

Pianoforte Solo, under 10 yrs: 1, Anna-Maria O'Donnell; 2, Caoimhe McKillop; 3, Ross Houston.

Pianoforte Solo, 10 & 11 yrs: 1, Sonny Erskine; 2, Hugh O'Donnell; 3, Kathryn Morrow.

Pianoforte Solo, 12 – 14 yrs: 1, John O'Donnell; 2, Matthew Corry; 3, Michaela Best.

Pianoforte Duet, 14 yrs & under: 1, John & Hugh O'Donnell; 2, Maire Gaffney & Emma Taylor; 3, Mairi Dundee & Eva Richards.

Pianoforte Solo, 15 – 16 yrs: 1, Leah McCaul; 2, Grainne Meyer; 3, Luke

Walls.

Jazz Piano, Solo, 12 – 14 yrs: 1, David Loughridge.

Jazz Piano, Solo, 14 – 18 yrs: 1, Caroline Richards; 2, Joanna Reid.

Composition, performed on stage: 1, Orly Watson.

Pianoforte Duet, 17 yrs & over: 1.Beth McMullan & Shoshanna Karp-Sawley.

Prepared Song Accompaniment: 1, Orly Watson.

Piano Repertoire, Junior, under 17 yrs: 1, Luke Walls; 2, Caroline Richards; 3, Chess Law.

Pianoforte Sight Reading, 14 yrs & under: 1, Leah McCaul.

Pianoforte Sight reading, 15 & 16 yrs: 1, Grainne Meyer.

Pianoforte Sight Reading, 17 yrs & over: 1, Orly Watson; 2, Fionnuala Ward.

Bassoon or Oboe Solo, 15 & 16 yrs: 1, Sarah McVeigh.

Any Brass Instrument, 15 & 16 yrs: 1, Emma Taylor.

Any Brass Instrument, Open: 1, Claire Casey.

Quartet for Strings, any four instruments, under 15 yrs: 1, Assumption

Burns Quartet ; 2, Assumption McElroy Quartet; 3, Dominican College.

Instrumental Ensemble, any combination, max eight players: 1, Assumption Senior Woodwind; 2, St Malachy's College.

Quartet for Strings, any four instruments, Open: 1, St Malachy's College; 2, Dominican College.

Piano Concerto: 1, Sam Law ( Festival Bursary of 250).

Beggs & Partners Young Instrumentalist Award: 1, Rory Dowse (300); 2, Fionnuala Ward (100).