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Young musicians to compete for top title

| 05/04/2016 | 0 Comments
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2015 competition winner Conor O’Dea (left) and runner-up David Brown

(CNS): The ninth Butterfield Young Musician of the Year competition will take place on Saturday, 30 April, at the Prospect Playhouse starting at 6:30pm. This year’s Judges are Grammy Award-winning Conductor, John McLaughlin Williams; Dr Catherine Rand, Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi; and Stephanie Williams, former Education Officer of Music and Cultural Development in the Cayman Islands. 

of the public are invited to support our young musicians at this year’s competition with tickets available on the door for only $5.

Since 2008, the competition has been a highlight of the competitive calendar for talented young musicians. Sponsored by Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited, it is held in association with the Department of Education’s National Children’s Festival of the Arts.

Past recipients of the title include: 2008: Michael Testori of St. Ignatius Catholic School; 2009: Aziza La Pierre of John Gray High School/Cayman School of Pan; 2010: Zoey Robinson of St. Ignatius Catholic School; 2011: Isabella Rooney of Cayman Prep & High School; 2012: Jaide Dixon of Clifton Hunter High School; 2013: Hannah Fowler of Cayman Prep & High School; 2014:  Ethan Whittaker of Cayman School of Pan; 2015: Conor O’Dea of St. Ignatius Catholic School.

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