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St Joseph's College Ipswich student wins Colchester Rotary Club's Musician of the Year Award



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A Suffolk secondary school pupil is set to be named the young musician of the year at a gala ceremony.

Alex Forshaw, 12, has won the Colchester Rotary Club's Musician of the Year Award for his huge talent at playing piano.

The St Joseph's College Ipswich pupil is already a triple award winner, with earlier wins at the Sudbury Festival of Music and the Colchester Rotary Festival.

Alex Forshaw, 12, has won Musician of the Year Award. Picture: Prominent PR (55973704)
Alex Forshaw, 12, has won Musician of the Year Award. Picture: Prominent PR (55973704)
Alex Forshaw with Principal Danielle Clarke (left), and Vice Principal Vicki Harvey (right). Picture: Prominent PR (55973718)
Alex Forshaw with Principal Danielle Clarke (left), and Vice Principal Vicki Harvey (right). Picture: Prominent PR (55973718)

The Year 8 student will be presented with the award at a gala concert in Castle Park, Colchester, on May 21.

Vicki Harvey, Vice Principal Co-curricular and Head of Creative and Performing Arts at the school, said: “We are all so proud of how far Alex has come as a musician.

“He is a fantastic young pianist and we are all certain he has a bright future in the arts ahead of him.”

Alex, who said he is “so happy” to have won the award, added: “I have always loved playing music, thanks in part to my teachers who make it such a fun and engaging subject at school.”