A pair of young musicians from Thurrock have each scooped an award at the Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2023 event.

Melda Kondoz, 16 from Aveley, won the “Solo Instrumental of the year” while Ismael Dosoo, 12 from East Tilbury picked up the “Solo Vocal of the year” prize. 

The talented youngsters came out top in a highly competitive field of musicians aged 17 and under and will now go on to showcase their musicianship in Brentwood Cathedral at the Rotary 1240 District finals where they will compete against young musicians from across Essex.

We want to say a big congratulations to Ismael and Melda and wish them the best of luck for the next round of this national competition. 

Visit Thurrock Music Services at https://thurrockmusic.co.uk/  if you would like to learn more about the ways you can learn or hire an instrument in Thurrock. Also, visit Grays Thurrock Rotary Club, Youth Section at https://graysthurrockrotary.org.uk/sitepage/youth-events-competitions to learn more about other youth events open to young people living in Thurrock.