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A touch of Paganini

A TEENAGE violinist from Hampton-in-Arden, has won a prestigious prize at his music college.

A TEENAGE violinist from Hampton-in-Arden, has won a prestigious prize at his music college.

Edward Pether, who is in his first year at the Royal North College of Music wowed the judges to pick up the Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize.

“I’ve been playing an instrument since I was four and now I’m concentrating on the violin,” said the 19-year-old.

“This is something I’d like to do professionally and will be looking to enter more competitions in future.”

World-renowned French violinist and teacher Gerard Poulet judged the young musicians.

Edward comes from a musical family - with three siblings also playing instruments.

Along with older brother Jonathan and twin sisters Caroline and Gillian, the foursome make up the Pether String Quartet.

 

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