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Rotary Young Musician
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Drumming to a different beat: A Pembrokeshire College music technology student broke the mould at the recent Rotary Young Musician competition where his drum playing secured him second place in a competition dominated by classical musicians.
First year music technology student, Charlie Scarr, entered the competition after being prompted by College music technology lecturer Tim Lambert after recognising what a talented drummer Charlie was.
The competition saw excellent performances from instrumentalists and vocalists from school across Haverfordwest. Despite being just beaten to first place by flautist Dan Jones, Charlie performed two pieces, including one of his own compositions, in an event which is often perceived as only being open to classical musicians. Charlie won over both the judges and the audience with his dynamic and exciting display of musicianship.
Charlie is one of the first acts to break away from the competition’s usual classic showcase and bring a contemporary edge to the competition. Charlie hopes that by securing second place he has opened the doors encouraging a more diverse range of musicians to come forward to showcase their skills in future competitions.
Music technology lecturer at the College, Tim Lambert, commented: “It was fantastic to watch our young musicians competing in such an event and to secure second place in this competition was a huge achievement for Charlie and just confirms the quality of his musicianship.”