Young musicians set to dazzle

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THE Ripon Young Musicians of the Year competition has opened for 2012, with hundreds of youngsters from across the area expected to take part.

The popular competition, which aims to encourage young musicians living within 15 miles of the centre of Ripon, will take place on the evening of October 19 and October 20.

The adjudicator for the 2012 event is Ralph Allwood, formerly precentor and director of music at Eton College, and now a celebrated freelance musician.

This year’s Ripon Young Musicians of the Year is being organised by Ripon Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels and the Inner Wheel of Ripon Rowels.

Founder David Winpenny said: “Over the last decade, Ripon Young Musicians has established itself as an important part of the life of the city and of the talented young people of the area.”

Leaflets and entry forms are available at outlets across the city or at