Lily Reaches National Musical Final

Lily Wilson, 15, has beaten off stiff competition from 300 students to land a place in the national finals of the Woodard Schools Musician of the Year competition. Only 30 candidates were selected for the final of the competition, which will be held at the John's Smith Square in Westminster this weekend.

Lily, who is set to head down to London on Friday, has chosen to perform Vivaldi's Nulla in mundo pax sincera in the senior category, which ranges from 15 to 18 years-old. She said: "I entered the competition, mainly as a slight test, to see whether all the effort that my teachers were putting into me, was worth it. My aim was to get through the first round and my dream was to sing Vivaldi, which meant I would have to get to the final."

Her participation in the competition tops off an impressive year for Lily who had also received individual honours at the Oswestry Youth Music Festival, winning the vocal solo test piece and the vocal solo musical theatre. Tony Coupe, director of music at the school, said: "I am delighted by the scope of talent we have at the school and to see Lily at the Young Musician of the Year competition is inspiring. We are all committed to encouraging young talent and aim to offer them every opportunity to excel."

7th May 2014  Back to News