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Delightful performances at the Hatton-Bucknall Woodwind competition

March 21st, 2019

There were eight excellent performances at the annual Hatton-Bucknall Woodwind competition this year, which was adjudicated by Juliet Bucknall, daughter of Stephen, after whom the competition is named. Sam opened with an exotic Tango ‘til you Drop and was followed by Miles who gave an atmospheric account of Fauré’s Sicilienne. Jack gave us both Sömmersång and German’s Vivace and Thomas gave us a passionate Après un Rêve. Robin’s Tico tico no Fuba had fire and Sam’s Pièce had delicacy. Jason’s Sonata by Haydn was the longest work of the evening and Morgan closed with the amazing Pièce en forme d’Habañera.

Juliet commented on the need to spend time tuning, and owning the space. She gave second place to Robin and first place to Sam, on the bassoon.

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