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Ronnie sets the tone in Shropshire music competition

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Education | Published:

The title Shropshire Young Musician of the Year 2018 has been awarded to Concord College student Ronnie Tse.

Ronnie and his cello

The 16-year-old performer, who began playing the cello when he was just five, was the musician who most impressed the adjudicator in a Shropshire Music Service competition.

Fifteen students, including four from Concord College, at Acton Burnell, near Shrewsbury, were given the opportunity to showcase their talents.

The performers took to the stage to perform a single piece of music, no longer than 10 minutes in duration, and Ronnie played the 1st movement of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto .

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. He is now grade eight standard and will be taking the first of three stages of his London Trinity College diploma in December.

Ronnie 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).

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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