The 26th Norfolk Young Musician Competition took place on Sunday 13th January, at the John Innes Centre.
The adjudicator for this years competition was the internationally renowned British viola player Philip Dukes, Artistic Director of Marlborough College, as well as a soloist and chamber musician in demand throughout the world. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to gain professional feedback on their performance and be in with the chance of winning a prize.
Norfolk Young Musician is promoted by the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust. The Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust supports young string players in Norfolk by assisting with the cost of lessons, purchase of instruments and financial help to attend courses and workshops.
Congratulations goes to Norwich School pupil Charlotte Pollard (U5P) who won the Jane Roberson prize for voice. Charlotte sang V’adoro pupille from Giulio Cesare by Handel, Now sleeps the crimson petal by Roger Quilter and Deh vieni, non tardar from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.
Well done also to Katja Ruda (L6E) and Rachel Cheung (L6B), who both played pieces on the violin at the competition. Katja played Romance in F Op 50 No 2 by Beethoven and Scherzo from FAE sonata by Brahms whilst Rachel played Partita No 1 in Bb major - Sarabande by J.S. Bach and Violin Concerto, 1st mvt by Allegro Barber.