Matthew Crabb (10), a pupil of Maisondieu Primary School, followed up his success in the Arbroath Music Festival with three wins out of four classes entered at the Aberdeen Music Festival earlier this month.
Matthew won the 10 and under class, the 11 and under class and the 14 and under recital class. He was second in the Mozart class to a pupil who is heading for the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester later this year.
Matthew was delighted to receive the Irene Long Memorial Trophy for the under-14 recital class as he was competing against some more experienced players who have been playing a lot longer, but Matthew is gaining a reputation as a very tough competitor and managed to see off all the opposition on this occasion. Matthew is now hard at work preparing for the Elgin Piano Festival, where he will meet some of the best young players in Britain. Last year he was fourth and he is hoping to improve on this in November.