Hinchingbrooke School pupil Robert Burton, 15, of Church Road, Easton, won the Under 16s Young Performers Prize at the Cambridge Buskers Festival. Held from August 15-17, the contest involved musicians battling for the attention of the crowds during two one-hour slots at spots around the city, before gathering to perform for the judges. Robert, who has been busking in Cambridge since he was 11, walked away with a Roland Micro Cube amplifier. He impressed passersby with his renditions of jazz standards and modern songs such as Someone Like You by Adele. He said: I started playing recorder at primary school and I just thought that I would like to start a new instrument. When the opportunity came up I just really wanted to play saxophone. I do so many ­different things through it and make so many different friends and go to different places. A Grade 8 musician, Robert has also taken part in competitions including Rotarys Young Musician, where he has reached the national semi-finals. In the future, he hopes to become a professional musician. He said: At the beginning I found busking quite scary but now I enjoy it more. Seeing people watching is really nice because you know that they havent just bought the tickets and have to listen to you.