TEN top young musicians from across the county are competing in the first rounds for Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2018 this month.
They are Emily Stephen (oboe), Alex Waterman (flute), Katie Jenner (clarinet), Lydia Kenny (alto saxophone), Tom Thistleton (trombone), Oliver Stanton (tenor saxophone), Jacob Barns (cello), Louis Morford (violin) and pianists Janice Ng and Kimberley Mok. The finalists will be announced on January 16th and they will then battle it out at the Finals Concert at Pittville Pump Rooms on Tuesday March 6th.
Adjudicating the preliminary auditions is Professor Derek Aviss OBE, former Executive Director of Trinity Laban and former Principal of Trinity College of Music. A Professor Emeritus of Education and cellist, Derek Aviss has links with the Gloucestershire Academy of Music and is its President.