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2020 Competitions

Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2020 – Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
And Berkshire Young Singer of the Year 2020

Berkshire Maestros, in partnership with Windsor Festival, is delighted to announce two young musician competitions for 2020!

The Berkshire Young Musician of the Year competition will be open to players of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion instruments. This is the first time that a Berkshire Young Musician competition has been open to percussionists and marks an exciting development for the annual competition.

There will also be a welcome return of the Berkshire Young Singer of the Year competition following it’s very successful run in 2018, and young singers will again be able to enter in classes for classical song, musical theatre/pop song, and folk song.

Both competitions will follow a three stage process of round one, semi-final and final. The live concert finals for both competitions will take place during Windsor Festival at The Old Court in Windsor and will be adjudicated by prominent music professionals.

Dates for your diary:

  Berkshire Young Singer of the Year 2020 Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2020
Entries open Wednesday 4 September 2019 Thursday 5 September 2019
Entries close Sunday 3 November 2019 Saturday 30 November 2019
Round 1 Saturday 23 November 2019 N/A due to judging by video
Semi-final Saturday 18 January 2020 Sunday 2 February 2020
Final Sunday 29 March 2020 Sunday 15 March 2020

Any young musician or singer* living in Berkshire, attending a school in Berkshire or learning with a teacher in Berkshire may apply. Entries will be categorised by age with three groups so that students will be competing with those of a similar age.

Full details of how to apply will be on our website by September. In the meantime, start thinking about what pieces you might want to prepare for your entries and get practising!

* - Different upper age limits apply for the two competitions. For Berkshire Young Musician of the Year competition you must be 18 or under on 31 August 2020; for Berkshire Young Singer of the Year competition you must be 19 or under on 31 August 2020.

Woodwind Brass

Windsor Festival

Windsor Festival invites the world’s finest musicians, writers, artists, and local performers to entertain and delight festival audiences, to celebrate Windsor's special place as a Royal town, and to inspire the next generation of artistic talent and creativity.

Singer

 

Percussion

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