Thrilling 2017 Final

The 2017 final thrilled the large audience - what a fabulous concert! Samuel Kane from Portadown College won the day with a wonderful performance on violin of the second movement of Sibelius’ violin concerto. Gary Hunt from Campbell College, Belfast was placed second, having played Fauré’s Elégie, and third place went to Rebecca Doherty after her delightful three pieces on three different recorders. The most promising under-16 prize went to 12-year old Christopher McDonald from St. Colman’s College, Newry, belying his age with masterful performances of Beethoven and Chopin.