A TAUNTON musician showcased his talent in front of millions of people 10 years ago as he appeared on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Former Queen’s College student Rustom Pomeroy played violin for the UK entry, Jade Ewen, who was selected through a reality TV show by composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Rustom started learning the violin aged two and a half and achieved his Grade Eight exam aged 16. He went on to the Wells Cathedral School and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Rustom was back at Queen’s College playing with OrchestraWest and the Somerset County Orchestra earlier in 2009.

Rustom’s brother, Feroze, said: “Perhaps the music will not be of such a high standard but how often does a musician get to play to a TV audience of between 100 million and 600 million people internationally?

“I am sure it is a little like Marmite – you either like Eurovision or hate it – but to be a part of this big event and to play in front of such a huge audience is quite an achievement.