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Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2019 - Strings Competition

21 January 2019

Berkshire Maestros is delighted to announce Round Two of the Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2019 – Strings Competition – the live Semi-Final, which will take place on 9th February 2019 at South Hill Park in Bracknell.

The competition is run in partnership with Windsor Festival and is open to young musicians from across Berkshire and provides an opportunity for them to showcase their talents alongside others in their age group.

Entries to Round One were of an exceptionally high quality, making the job of the judging panel extremely difficult. Thank you to all who took part.

The successful candidates going forward to Round Two have now been selected and informed.

They are:

Up to 9 Years
10-12 Years
13-15 Years
16-18 Years

Thomas O’Connor Calvin Hoh Tara Spencer Maya Wing Yun Fear
Arun Shah Sarah Aizawa George Skeil Tianyin Hu
Matthew O’Connor Dania Aun Yi-Ann Yeung Benedict Bradley
Amelia Vivian Isabelle Salway Andrea Lam Kwan Wai Alex Crotaz
Emily Hoh Eleanor Biles Rachel Major Deanna Louise Shore
Alice Zhou Felicity Johnson Booth Esther Bodkin  
Basichen Luo Clem Bullard Freya Garside  
Abigail Thompson Abigail Borbon Ward Xintong Guo  
Michael Tovell Harry Luff Sukruthi Santosh  
Akeesha Subasinghe Kaite Hazel Creech Ysobel Wing Sha Fear  
Emily Wilson Cole Bowers Justin Crotaz  
  Yifan Shi    
  Eva Shuyue Zheng    
  Renee Hei Ching Wong    

We wish them all every success!

Director of Windsor Festival, Martin Denny added ‘Windsor Festival is delighted to be working with Berkshire Maestros again on the Berkshire Young Musician of the Year. The Young Musician of the Year was created to promote music-making amongst students from the local area in parallel with Windsor Festival International String Competition. Both competitions aim to encourage and inspire, and to build performing experience and to give the students an audience. We wish all those who are performing this year all the best!’

For more information and to enter online visit berkshire_young_musician

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