Mattias Anderton carries music in both arms, and it then carried him all the way to the provincials.
The 13-year-old Quesnel multi-talented musician earned not one but two places in the BC Festival of the Performing Arts, and not even for the same musical disciplines. One was for voice, the other for piano.
“I have been doing piano from the age of five, and I started in voice in 2018,” Anderton said. “From then on, my interest in music has grown continually and I can barely spend a day without music.”
That says a lot, considering his variety of interests. He has a keen interest in dogs, he has been in the Quesnel 4-H program, and he has all the other regular interests of an active young man as well. He’s an enthusiast of chess, as well, for example. (See story below)
Yet music is where he excels.
“I am honoured that the Quesnel Festival of Performing Arts has chosen me to represent Quesnel as a Merited Participant for piano in this year’s provincial festival,” he said. “I also received the Adjudicator’s Choice trophy for vocals. In addition to this, I am also a chorister in the InSong Quesnel Youth Choir.”
It was in this latter endeavour that he won the silver medal at the provincial festival, as InSong came second in the province for their age category.
“I would like to thank all of my teachers who have helped me to pursue my interests in music.”