TWINS were given the top prize for their piano duet at the annual Mrs Sunderland Music Festival.
Toby and Isabelle Goodall-Munroe won the prize after entertaining the crowd with a lively rendition of The Hit Man.
Their win came decades after their piano tutor Janet Mellor won the same award herself with a school friend.
Toby and Isabelle, aged nine, are both pupils at Scholes Junior School.
Isabelle, who has been playing piano for five years, said: “I’m really happy about winning and I’m happy that I won the duet with Toby because he’s my brother.”
Toby has been playing piano for two years and was helped by his twin sister.
He added: “It feels really good to win because last year I entered and didn’t win anything.
“This year I have won twice so I’m really pleased.
“I think we’ll both come back again next year.”
The duo are tutored by Janet Mellor, who won the same piano duet year six and under prize more than 30 years ago, with her friend Edwina Wolstencroft.
Head judge John Gough praised the twins and said: “Toby and Isabelle played quite a complicated piece of music so it really is impressive to hear them play it so well.
“It shows that good team work is essential and they have that.”
On Tuesday Toby came second in the piano solo year five and under at the music festival while Isabelle came third.
The judge Mr Gough praised all the competitors, adding: “It is good to see so many youngsters making and enjoying music.
“Duet playing is very difficult, it relies of excellent teamwork and to be able to read each other as much as the music.
“Team work is the key and we have seen some very good teams.”