2024 Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2024 winners

Thursday 7th March

Chanter 11 and Under:  1. Lachie MacQueen
Chanter 12 and Under: 1. Finlay Macmillan
Novice Piping 13 and Under  1. Finn Macdermid
Piping 15 and Under: 1 Grace Kelman
Piobaireachd Ground 1. Kian Stewart
Piobaireachd 15 and Under : 1. Hugh Burnett
Open Piping : 1. Josh Wilson
Open Jig : Grace Kelman

Friday 8th March

Primary Choirs P1-P3 : 1. St Joseph’s Primary P1-P3
Performed Song Primary Mixed age groups: 1. Farr Primary School
Group Verse P4-P7 : 1.P6DG Cradlehall Primary
Traditional Scottish Song Primary: 1. Finlay Macmillan
Traditional Scottish Song Secondary: 1. Hannah Robertson
Music Groups 13 and Under: 1. St Joseph’s P7 Music Group
Secondary Solo Vocal Contemporary: 1.Graeme Buist
Secondary Solo Vocal Classical: 1. Graeme Buist
Secondary Songs from Stage and Screen: 1. Zack Carroll
Public Speaking Teams S1-S3 : 1. Nairn Academy
Public Speaking S4-S6: 1. Nairn Academy
Debating S1-S3 : 1. Westhill Academy
Debating S4-S6 : 1. Nairn Academy and Millburn Academy
Poetry Composition Secondary : 1. Hannah Robertson
Solo Dramatic Verse Performance: 1 Hannah Robertson
Adult Dramatic Performance: 1. Zack Carroll
Traditional Scottish Song Open: 1. Lily Robertson
Scots Song: 1. Lily Robertson
Musical Theatre: 1. Luna Rose
Adult Solo Contemporary: 1. Luna Rose
Adult Classical Vocal: 1 Jason McLurg

Saturday 9th March

Celtic Original Composition : 1. April Sutherland
Open Composition: 1. Carol Sparkes
Live Improvisation: 1. Mejeil F’Baraq
Large Groups and Orchestras Elementary: 1 Moray Music Centre Junior Wind Band
Large Groups and Orchestras Intermediate: 1. Moray Music Centre Senior String Orchestra
Large Groups and Orchestras Advanced:1. Inverness Schools Wind Band
Family Groups: 1. The Bain Family
Fiddle Elementary; 1. Isla James
Fiddle Intermediate : 1. Jack Livings
Fiddle Advanced: 1.Hannah Robertson
Fiddle Open : 1. Emma Cameron
Clarsach Elementary : 1. Heather Terwey    2. Daisy Crossley
Clarsach Intermediate: 1. Isabelle Bremner
Clarsach Advanced: 1. Jemma SInclair
Traditional Music Performance Beginner: 1. Lyra Williams
Scottish Traditional Music Ensembles: 1. Harp Lodge Clarsachs Primary
Scottish Traditional Music Performance Intermediate: 1. Fraser Donaldson
Scottish Traditional Performance Open : 1. Emma Cameron
Scottish Traditional Music Duet/Trio: 1. Emma Racionzer and Eilidh Charnley
Scottish Traditional Ensembles Secondary: 1. C for Craic
Scottish Traditional Ensembles Open: 1. The Machine

Sunday 10th March

Brass Elementary: 1. Evan Donaldson
Brass Intermediate: 1 Rory Bain
Brass Advanced: 1. Elsie Hutchison
Brass Open: 1.Finlay McLuckie
Woodwind Elementary: 1. Nikita Hommel
Woodwind Intermediate: 1. Annabelle Greenwood
Woodwind Advanced: 1 Eilidh Fisher
Woodwind Open: Megan FIsher

Friday 15th March

Primary Choirs P4-P7: 1.  Craighill Primary
Action Song : 1. Greenwards Primary
Performed Song P3-P5 : 1. St Joseph’s P4/5
Performed Song P6-P7 : 1. Merkinch Primary Music Group
Elementary Themed Piano: 1. Eliza Young
Intermediate Themed Piano: 1. Sophie Boyne  (Overall Themed piano trophy)
Intermediate Piano Duet: 1. Niamh and Aoibhe Doorley
Grade 6 Piano: 1. Ruairidh James
Grade 7 Piano: 1. Eilidh Fisher

Inverness Music Festival Open Piano Recital Competition

  1. Lada Skelonoka

Saturday 16th March

Beginners Strings: 1. Madi Morrison  2. Eilidh Regan  2. Florence Maclennan
Strings Improvers: 1 Daisy Crossley  1. Ainsley Gilmour
Upper Strings Elementary:  1. Jack Livings (Jean Slater Trophy)   2. Isla James
Lower Strings Elementary: 1. Franciszek Sokolowski
Beginner/ Experienced Player Piano Duet: 1. Jade Rae and Ella Rae
Elementary Piano Duet: Isobel Simpson and Anna Rose Pollock
Grade 2 Piano: 1. Amias MacDonald
Grade 3 Piano: 1. Abigail Bradley
Grade 4 Piano: 1.  Ewan Macdonald   2. Lily Cuthbert 2. Niamh Doorley
Grade 5 Piano: 1. Charlotte McNeish   1. Reuben Edwards
Grade 8 Piano: 1. Claire McAdam
Strings Intermediate: Astrid Fraser
Upper Strings Intermediate Grade 3-4 : 1. Rory Bain (Frank Gale Trophy)  2. Martha Brown
Primary Small Ensemble: Muirton Primary Strings
Secondary Small Ensemble: Sophie Grant, Becky Cowie, Emilia Douglas
Upper Strings Advanced: 1. Hannah Robertson
Lower Strings Advanced: 1. James Macgregor
Open Strings Recital: 1. Emlyn Jones


Early Stage Pianoforte Players: 1. Lily Rodger   2. Aria Hedley
Piano Grade 1: 1. Claire Mackenzie  2. Sophie Goodwin
Advanced Online Piano Recital: 1. Ewa Suchowierska

Elizabeth Davis Memorial Quaich for Traditional Music: Lily Robertson

Curtis Craig Memorial Trophy for Classical Music: Graeme Buist


Congratulations also to our many non-competitive performers