(Grand Cayman – 10 June 2011) The 4th Annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year Award evening
commenced on Saturday, 4 June at the Harquail Theatre. Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited is pleased
to announce that the title of the Butterfield Young Musician of the Year 2011 was awarded to Isabella
Rooney of Cayman Prep & High School who won over the judges with an impressive vocal performance.
Ranking a close 2nd was Shanique Ayres from John Gray High School, and 3rd prize was awarded to
Kenroy Millwood of Nicole Bodden’s Studio.
This year’s competition truly showcased a variety of strong musical talent. Guests at this year’s awards
had the opportunity to enjoy great musical performances by all 12 student competitors and even had the
pleasure of being entertained by the two guest judges, pianist Mr. Glen Inanga and violinist Mr. John
“The NCFA Committee appreciated the great interest that Butterfield showed in establishing standards of
participation and promoting the competition. The Butterfield ad that was specifically designed for the
programme was beautiful and the statement “We are committed” helped us to believe that our efforts are
not in vain,” said the Ministry of Education’s Angela McLaughlin. “We would also like to take this
opportunity to thank all teachers/private tutors and parents who took the time to prepare the students.
The children’s performances confirmed that teachers and parents showed great interest in our young
vocalists and instrumentalists.”
Each of the evening’s competitors was awarded a finalist’s trophy for achieving a place in the 2011 Young
Musician of the Year. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners also received their place trophies and a cash
award of CI$500, CI$300, and CI$100 respectfully, courtesy of Butterfield.
“We congratulate all 12 finalists on their hard work,” said Sheree Ebanks, a director at Butterfield.
“Seeing the level of such amazing talent in our youth truly inspires us to continue supporting this great
award. At Butterfield, we take pride in enriching our community and supporting arts and culture in the
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