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Tegid Goodman-Jones defies age to gain Rotary Young Musician success

Tegid Goodman-Jones defies age to gain Rotary Young Musician success

A gifted vocalist at Rydal Penrhos defied his age by achieving success in a prestigious competition.

Tegid Goodman-Jones, a Year 9 pupil at the school, continued his remarkable recent success by finishing second in the vocal category in the Rotary International’s Young Musician/Singer of the Year, which was held at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday, April 8.

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 runner-up despite being significantly younger than the other competitors.

This is the latest in a long line of acknowledgments for the music scholar, who recently qualified to compete at this summer’s Llangollen International and Urdd National Eisteddfod events.

The pupil, who joined Rydal Penrhos in September, is also part of the North Wales hockey set-up and put in an eye-catching performance in the school’s recent Dramatic Society production of Annie the Musical.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “Tegid performed exceptionally well and even though he was four years younger than most other performers, he once again did himself and everyone at Rydal Penrhos an enormous amount of credit.

“He has enjoyed numerous successes so far which is a testament to how hard he works to improve, and if he continues this trend then I am confident that there will be more to celebrate in the coming months.”

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