GRAYS CONVENT student, Aisling Larkin has won the Thurrock Young Musician of the Year for 2011.
Aisling produced a virtuoso perfomance on the cello that delighted the audience and the judges.
Aisling played “Largo & Allegro” from Vivaldi’s Cello Sonata No. 2 in F.
It was a hat-trick for the Convent as two other students, Victoria Nunnery and Elizabeth Blege had also made it to the final.
The final of the competition was held after a series of workshops were held by Thurrock Music Services in conjunction with musicians from the Royal Opera House: those who were successful in the workshop heats took part in the finals evening.
The evening was sponsored by Mardyke Valley Rotary Club.
Headteacher, Miss Brister said, “The standard of playing was very high indeed and all those who took part are to be congratulated.
We are very proud that Aisling won this title. It was a lovely evening which demonstrated how talented the young people of Thurrock are.”