Matthew makes his mark at festival

Winner of class 63 piano solo at this year's Arbroath and District Music Festival is Brechin's Matthew Crabb pictured here with his trophy.

Winner of class 63 piano solo at this year's Arbroath and District Music Festival is Brechin's Matthew Crabb pictured here with his trophy.

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Matthew Crabb, aged ten, a pupil of Maisondieu Primary School, made a huge impression at the Arbroath Music Festival.

Matthew won the 9 and under 11 class with 89 marks, the Mozart/Haydn Sonata class with 88 marks, the Senior Recital class with 90 marks(hons) and the under 12 Brass solo class with 87 marks.

He was also awarded the Tomala Piano Scholarship for the highest piano mark in the festival.

Matthew, a pupil of Mr. Blair Cargill, astounded the audiences with his mature performances for such a young player and many have been amazed how he has performed against much older pupils.

In the brass solo class Matthew played the trombone with great mature musical expression.

Not to be out done, Lucy Crabb (7), also a pupil at Maisondieu Primary, was second in the Brass Solo class with 86 marks.

Both also competed in the duet class and came a creditable 4th to mainly senior high school pupils.

Matthew is now preparing for the the next festival in Aberdeen and hopes to do well again.