Musical Lydia aims to hit a high note

Lydia Wyatt, 12, who came away with four trophies from the Mrs Sunderland competition
Lydia Wyatt, 12, who came away with four trophies from the Mrs Sunderland competition
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AN OUTSTANDING Rastrick musician will compete against the best young players from around the region at a prestigious competition in Ilkley later this month.

The Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Festivals Championships will feature 40 of the region’s top young performers in music, dance, speech and drama – all competing for the supreme prize in each.

Lydia Wyatt, 12, of Belgrave Court, is a pupil at Rastrick High and plays flute and piano to grade eight standard.

She has won numerous awards and prizes for flute and piano at the Haydn Wood Music Festival and the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival.

A talented solo performer, Lydia recently played a flute solo at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, in a concert with Black Dyke Band and Halifax Choral Society.

She is also a flautist in Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra and the National Children’s Orchestra.

At the championships in Ilkley she will play Pan et les Bergers, the first movement of the La Flute de Pan sonata by Jules Mouquet.

The contest will be held at the King’s Hall next Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.