student is Shropshire Young Musician of the Year

Monday March 26, 2018

The title ‘Shropshire Young Musician of the Year 2018’ has been awarded to Concord student Ronnie Tse. A talented performer, who has been playing the cello for 11 years, Ronnie was the musician who most impressed the adjudicator in the Shropshire Music Service competition. Fifteen students, including four from Concord, were given the opportunity to showcase their talents in an evening of high quality music making. The performers took to the stage to perform a single piece of music, no longer than 10 minutes in duration, and Ronnie played Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto 1st movement. The adjudicator’s criteria were tone, instrument control and expression. As the winner, Ronnie has been offered a performance slot in the Music Service annual gala concert at Theatre Severn in July. He started musically with the piano and then took up the cello because he liked the sound which he described as ‘great.’  He is now Grade 8 standard and will be taking the first of three stages of his London Trinity College diploma in December. He has previously won Shropshire Music Service Showcase 2017. Three other Concord students also performed for the young musician title.  They were Emily Bowen (piano and singing), Lavina Lam (singing) and Nico Li (piano). Said Alison Stevens of Shropshire Music Service:  “What a wonderful way to spend an evening.  We were treated to a varied programme of music from students performing at a very high standard. “Concord College was a fabulous setting for this event which was very well supported by our hub partners and colleagues.”