Harry victorious at Musician of the Year competition

Harry Kneeshaw
Harry Kneeshaw

A musically talented youngster at Pocklington School has enjoyed success at the recent East Coast Young Musician of the Year competition.

Year 8 pupils Harry Kneeshaw took home a trophy and a certificate for coming first in the U14s category at the final in Bridlington.

In his winning violin performance, Harry played ‘Allegro Brillante’ by Willem Ten Have.

Harry said: “I was quite nervous about entering the competition at first but was really pleased to win.

“I am now looking forward to entering the Pocklington and Market Weighton Rotary Club Young Musician competition, which will be hosted at the school on 24 January next year.”

The annual East Coast Young Musician of the Year competition, organised by The Christian Community Music Festival, draws young musicians from the East Coast region of Yorkshire, in particular the East Riding of Yorkshire, the City of Hull and North Yorkshire. It attracts young people aged from six to 19 and encourages all abilities to take part and enjoy the ‘performance’ experience with their peers.