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Great Success at The 30th Annual Norfolk Young Musician Competition

21 January 2024

The 30th Annual Young Musician Competition hosted on Sunday January 21 was an astounding success. Various Norwich School pupils attended the event and performed excellently, collecting 6 out of the 7 prizes on offer. 

The Norfolk Young Musician Competition was started by Music at St George’s (later the Norfolk Youth Music Trust) in 1993. It was then taken over by GEACT for several years and is now promoted by the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust.  

Each competitor is invited to play a 15-minute programme in front of an audience in the John Innes Conference Centre. 

Congratulations to all those who took part in this wonderful event and the prizes were awarded to the following,


First Prize - Alice Platten 

Second Prize - Alena Lai (oboe) 

Third Prize - Tristan McCardel (violin) 

The Jane Roberson Prize for Voice – Alice Platten 

The Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Prize for the most promising wind player - Jacey Ng (euphonium) 

The Michael Badminton Prize for the most promising young string player - Isaac Schaad (violin) 

Mrs E Sturgeon Prize of £150 for the most promising young pianist  - Richard Zhang (Not a NS Pupil) 


U6 Pupil, Alice Platten, shares her experience below, 

'I thoroughly enjoyed the exciting experience and am delighted to receive this award.  It was great to have so many Norwich School friends competing too - we all did so well' 

Congratulations again to all those who took part! 


Photo credits are given to Chrissie Owens.