Record score for musical Matthew

Matthew and Lucy
Matthew and Lucy

A Brechin musician achieved a record breaking score at the Arbroath Music Festival last week.

Matthew Crabb (14) is a veteran on the musical festival scene, and this year recorded a score of 98 in the advanced Piano Recital class - which had never been achieved by any other performer in the event’s 84 year history.

Matthew’s younger sister, Lucy (11), also recorded musical success at the event, winning the Grade 5+ Instrumental Recital class on Tenor Horn.

The pair went on to have further successes, as Matthew went on to win the 13 and under 15 piano class, the Mozart Sonata class and the Beethoven class all with Honour Marks of 90 and above. Not to be left out, Lucy Crabb also won the 12 and under Brass class for an unprecedented fourth year in succession.

Lucy had also played in the Scottish Brass Band Solo National final coming a creditable 5th on her first attempt.

Both were back on Friday night at the Gala Concert where Matthew won the Tomala Prize for the highest piano mark in the festival and also the premier Blue Riband for the most outstanding performer at the festival.

Both were back practising for their next performances with the In Harmony Choir in May.