A GLASGOW teenager has triumphed for the second year in a row at a prestigious music competition.

Caleb Reid will now represent the city at the Scottish Young Musicians of the Year final in May.

The 17-year-old flautist, who is a sixth year pupil at Hillpark Secondary was awarded first place in the solo performer category for his rendition of Gordeli’s Flute Concerto. He also won the Glasgow heat in 2023.

Glasgow Times: Caleb, right, with runners-up Teejay, left, and MagnusCaleb, right, with runners-up Teejay, left, and Magnus (Image: Colin Mearns/Newsquest)

Runners up were 17-year-old pianist Teejay Watson, an S6 pupil at Castlemilk High, who played Mozart’s Fantasia; and 11-year-old French horn player Magnus Campbell, a P7 pupil at Hillhead Primary, who performed the first movement of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No 3. Magnus also won Glasgow’s primary schools competition.

Caleb said: “I am proud and delighted to have won Glasgow’s final for Scottish Young Musicians for the second year running.

“Last year’s national final gave me an amazing opportunity to perform alongside Scotland’s most talented young musicians, and I’m excited to return to the Royal Conservatoire stage to demonstrate how my musical skill has grown over the past year.

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“The standard of everyone playing today was wonderful, it was a very tight competition with such a varied programme featuring an incredible range of instrumental talent. The future of music in Glasgow is in safe hands with all the young people involved today illuminating the city’s musical future.”

Glasgow Times: Young musicians from 46 Glasgow schools took partYoung musicians from 46 Glasgow schools took part (Image: James Chapelard)

Almost 70 competitors aged seven to 17, from 46 schools across the city, took part in the Glasgow final.

Glasgow Times: Magnus Campbell in actionMagnus Campbell in action (Image: James Chapelard)

Scottish Young Musicians, which has become the national music competition in schools, aims to give young people an unforgettable experience and the chance to compete at the highest level.

The national final will take place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on May 26.