The Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2020 contest has begun on a high with a total of 12 entries from all parts of the county, ranging in age from 11 to 18. Their instruments include percussion, woodwind, strings and piano – and the youngest is 11-year-old oboist Rosa Gray from Gloucester’s King’s School. A total of seven state schools are represented and five independents.
Auditions will be held on Sunday January 5th 2020 at Gloucestershire Academy of Music, Barbican House, Commercial Road, Gloucester with adjudicator Professor Derek Aviss, who is chair of the finalists’ concert panel. The finals take place at Pittville Pump Room on Tuesday, March 3rd 2020.
The musicians who have entered for GYM 2020 are:
Name Age Home Town Instrument School
Darcy Beck 18 Cheltenham Percussion Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham
Alexia Dunley 16 Cheltenham Cello Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham
Liam Fleet 18 Stroud Bassoon Marling School, Stroud
Rosa Gray 11 Cheltenham Oboe King’s School, Gloucester
Megan Horn 15 Cirencester Piano Stroud High School, Stroud
Diff Jia 15 Cheltenham Piano Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham
Michael Lei 13 Cheltenham Piano Dean Close School, Cheltenham
Aaron Le Maistre 17 Cheltenham Piano Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester
Bethany Loader 18 Gloucester Flute Denmark Road High School, Gloucester
Souny Park 15 Cheltenham Cello Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham
Eden Saunders 18 Gloucester Viola Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham
Edwin Ward 16 Cirencester Piano Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham