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Rydal Penrhos pupil Tegid Goodman-Jones wins Rotary International singing competition
5th December 2016

A gifted singer at Rydal Penrhos added to his list of accolades with success at the regional stage of a prominent competition.

Tegid Goodman-Jones, a Year 9 pupil at the school, continued his remarkable recent success by taking the vocal category in the Rotary International’s Young Musician/Singer of the Year, which was held at the Memorial Hall on Thursday, November 24.

The 13-year-old opened the series of performances with a stunning piece accompanied by Director of Music Pete Williams, which caught the eye of the judges to secure the crown.

This is the latest in a long line of acknowledgments for the music scholar, who gained a prestigious accolade at the Welsh National Eisteddfod during the summer, and he will now begin preparations ahead of the next round of the competition.

Finishing in second place in the same category was Year 10 pupil Amy Yue, who also performed a Chinese violin piece during the concert.

There was further success in the form of 15-year-old Linda Wang, who finished runner-up in the instrumental section for her Yangqin (Chinese strings) solo piece.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said: “Congratulations to Tegid on his victory, on what was a very successful evening for the school.

“We have a wealth of gifted music and singing talented at Rydal Penrhos, something that it nurtured expertly by our Director of Music Mr Williams.

“Hopefully this trend will continue long into the future and everyone at the school wishes Tegid well in the next stage of the competition.”

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