Gloucestershire Young Musician 2017 Hannah Brooks-Hughes gave a superb performance at Pittville Pump Rooms – with sublime cadenzas and a Presto to beat them all in the finale of Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G Minor.
Her prize Concerto Concert to a capacity audience, saw the official launch of the 2018 contest and the countdown now begins for the deadline for entries at midnight on Sunday November 26th 2017.
During the concert, finalist Louis Morford made an impressive debut conducting Shostakovich’s Festival Overture and musical director Glyn Oxley shook the Pump Room to its cornices with Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No 12 ‘In the Year 1917’.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity of following in Hannah’s footsteps with a £500 cash prize (£100 for runners-up plus an audience prize of £250) and performance platforms at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Carducci Festival, as well as concerto concerts with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra and county’s Youth Orchestra.
The contest is open to piano, string, woodwind, orchestral percussion and brass musicians, aged 21 or under, 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.
Finalists, selected at an audition on January 7th and 14th 2018, will give a 15-minute recital before an audience and panel of judges at a public concert on March 6th, 2018 at Pittville Pump Rooms. The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday, November 26th. Entry forms and rules at www.gloucestershiresymphony.org.uk