You could win the 2020 Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year contest!
Entries are now open for the prestigious 2020 Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year and current winner – talented teenage viola player Bill Ko Tzs Hin – is encouraging every young musician to apply!
It’s been an inspirational year for the 16-year-old Cheltenham College student and the competition has given him fantastic opportunities to perform in public.
He has made his mark at Cheltenham Music Festival this summer and on Sunday, November 17th, he will be playing Walton’s Viola Concerto at the Winner’s Concert at Pittville Pump Room with Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra. (Tickets at www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk)
The contest is open to piano, string, woodwind, orchestral percussion and brass musicians, under the age of 22 years on or before 1 March 2020, of at least Grade 8 standard, who live in or go to school in the county, or receive musical tuition in a recognised musical organisation in Gloucestershire. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 1 December 2019.
The winner will receive the Hewitt-Jones Trophy, a cheque for £500 and the opportunity to play a recital at Cheltenham Music Festival and perform with Gloucestershire Symphony and Gloucestershire Youth Orchestras.
There is also an audience prize of £200 with the opportunity to play at the Carducci Festival, sponsored by the Carducci Trust. Runners-up receive cheques for £50.
Auditions take place on 5 January 2020 at Gloucestershire Academy of Music’s Gloucester headquarters at Barbican House and the Finalists’ Concert is being staged at Pittville Pump Room on Tuesday 3 March 2020.
*For more details, entry forms and rules of entry look under the Gloucestershire Young Musician menu on this site