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Amelia hits the right note at prestigious International festival

Amelia hits the right note at prestigious International festival

Gifted classical singer, Amelia Lewis, has received recognition for her golden voice after winning the International Eisteddfod medal. 
 
Amelia, who competed against 12 other singers from as far as Hong Kong, Indonesia and the USA, took the top prize at the prestigious competition after impressing adjudicators with the beautiful tone and power of her voice.

Speaking about the competition, which is attended by 50,000 people a year, Amelia, said: "It was a huge achievement to perform at The International Llangollen Eisteddfod with such a high standard of singers from around the world. 

“Stepping out onto such a large stage, bigger than any I have performed on before, was just amazing. The atmosphere was electric backstage with all the different performers from different countries.
 
"Winning the medal at such a prestigious competition was more than I ever dreamt of. Knowing that I have performed on the same stage as some of the greatest singers such as Pavarotti and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is such an honour."
 
Amelia, who currently sings at St George’s Church in Jesmond, has been singing for 10 years, four of which were spent training as a Chorister at Newcastle Cathedral. She has also recorded a CD for Decca Records as part of the Cathedral Choristers of Britain Choir, which spent six weeks at number one in the classical music charts. 
 
In March 2018, Amelia was awarded a place at The Samling Institute for Young Artists at the minimum age of 13 years, where she does specialist training and is their youngest student. 
 
Last year, she also won the 13 years and under vocal solo at Tynedale Music Festival for the fourth year running, and won the 16 and 18 years vocal solo classes and under, all with outstanding. 
 
Amelia hopes to have a future as a classical singer, something it seems inevitable she will achieve based on her amazing accomplishments so far.