A high note for Indira

A STUDENT played her part to perfection to be crowned the most talented musician in the borough. Cellist Indira Grier from Wembley, beat off competition from more than 50 musicians in the borough to be named Brent s Young Musician of the Year. The 14-ye

A STUDENT played her part to perfection to be crowned the most talented musician in the borough.

Cellist Indira Grier from Wembley, beat off competition from more than 50 musicians in the borough to be named Brent's Young Musician of the Year.

The 14-year-old, who is in Year 10 at Bentley Wood School in Stanmore, won over the audience and judges with her rendition of 'Nana' from 'Suite Populaire Espagnole' by Falla, followed by the first movement of the Mendelssohn Cello Sonata in D Major.

The competition, organised by Brent Music Service (BMS), saw six students battle it out for the title in the final, including 14-year-old violinist Timothy Crawford from Kensal Rise, 16-year-old cellist Deni Teo from Kenton, 16-year-old double bassist Laurent Shinar from Kensal Rise, 17-year-old pianist Rebecca Ryland-Jones from Kingsbury, and 16-year-old double bassist Preeti Mahankali-Rao from Kingsbury.


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Timothy won second prize while Deni won third prize, and together with Indira they will share a �800 prize fund from the Wembley Charitable Foundation to go towards their future musical development.

Indira also took home a Len Williams Memorial Trophy and will appear as a guest soloist at a Brent Makes Music 2010 showcase event, taking place at Wembley Arena in July.

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Paul Fensom, head of BMS, said: "We are also extremely grateful to the Wembley Charitable Foundation and Wembley Stadium Ltd for continuing to support this competition.

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