A 12-year-old pupil has been crowned 'musician of the year' at the ACS Egham International School in London Road.

Camila Fernandez scooped the award with her rendition of Wayfaring Stranger by Johnny Cash.

Altogether 24 students aged 10 to 18 took part in the all-day competition, which had three categories for different experience levels. Alongside vocal performances, a wide range of instruments were played, including the piano, drums, electric guitar, flute, and violin.

Camila said: "I really enjoyed performing and I feel so proud to have won, especially as the competition was so high with everyone playing impressively well.”

World renowned pianist and chamber musician James Kirby, was the guest adjudicator. James performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe and teaches at the Royal Welsh College in Cardiff, Royal Holloway and the University of London. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Rachmaninov Institute in Tambov, Russia.

Ty Holt,10, won the Lower School Musician of the Year award with his piano rendition of I’m an Old Cowhand by Johnny Mercer. Other winning performances included Ava Jochim’s vocal piece of My Name is Tallulah from Bugsy Malone, Lukas Juen’s piano arrangement of Libertango by Astor Piazzolla and Sara al Kaisi’s, Jimena Madera’s and Iris den Broeder’s vocal trio performance of Dona, Dona by Secunda.

Irina Walters, Music Coordinator at ACS Egham, said: “I am so proud of all the students who performed, the competition was a real testament to the exceptional musical talent we have at the school. It was such an honour to have James Kirby adjudicate and I know our students were inspired by his presence.”