The hotly contested first round auditions of the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2017 took place Sunday, January 22 with a total of 13 competitors taking part.
This year’s finalists in the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2017 contest are:
- Hannah Brooks-Hughes (violin)
- Dan Gilchrist (cello)
- Lydia Kenny (Alto Sax)
- Louis Morford (violin)
- Alex Waterman (flute)
They will now compete in the Finalists’ Concert at Pittville Pump Rooms on Tuesday, March 7.
The adjudicator Meurig Bowen, Director of Cheltenham Music Festival has sent this message to all of the competitors:
Thank you so much for each of your performances yesterday. You all clearly put a lot of effort into producing polished performances, and I was very impressed with the standard overall. It was very hard to choose which five entrants would make it through to the Pittville Pump Room final, and if you weren’t alas one of them, be assured that it was a close-run thing!
As a little thank you from me, I’d like to offer you all free tickets to the Cheltenham Music Festival this July. That means a single ticket to any concert you’d like to attend, subject to availability. (If you want to come with others, I’m afraid that will entail buying tickets for those people.) The full programme is announced in early March, and performers include Bryn Terfel, the CBSO, Halle, Pavel Haas Quartet, Tasmin Little and two stand-out performers from the last year’s BBC Young Musician, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jess Gillam. You’ll need to get in touch with me nearer the time on meurig.bowen@cheltenhamfestiva ls.comand let me know what you’d like to come to. Cheltenhamfestivals.com/music
I wish you all the best with your music-making, and we hope to welcome you as entrants again in future years if your age allows.