Success for Eyra
Monday 26 June 2017
Eyra Norman, a vocal student at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, has been crowned Young Musician of the Year 2017 (Vocal Category) by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland.
The Rotary Musician competition has two categories: instrumental and vocal. Eyra, who was sponsored for the competition by Godalming Rotary Club, won the vocal category in her district and regional finals before going on to compete in the national final at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she gave outstanding performances of 'Du meines Herzens Krönelein' (R.Strauss), 'Wild with Passion' (B.Britten) and 'Mein Herr Marquis' (J.Strauss).
16-year-old Eyra started singing aged nine. She currently studies with Veronica Veysey Campbell at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and is hoping to continue her musical education at conservatoire level. Eyra commented, ‘To actually win was a shock at first, but I felt privileged and proud that all the work I had put in had shown me what I am capable of.’
Rotary’s President Eve commented, ‘The performances by our two winners of the Rotary Young Musician Finals were exceptional […] Rotary in Britain and Ireland’s youth competitions are all about encouraging and recognising young talent and starts of the future and we wish them the best in their future musical endeavours.’
Rotary’s Young Musician was created to give young people across Great Britain and Ireland the chance to develop and showcase their exceptional musical talents. The competition is open to all amateur musicians in full time education up to the age of 17 and is one of many youth competitions organised by Rotary to build the skills of young people.
More information can be found on the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland website.