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Young Ricky musical talents out to prove who’s best

 Published on: 4th June 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Some of the town’s most impressive young musicians will be showcasing their talents to see who is the best of all.

If you enjoy music then put 7pm Saturday, July 6 at the Baptist Church, Rickmansworth in your diary as a “must”.

Eight talented young people, aged between 13 and 18 will compete for the title of Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year.

Participants from this competition, now in its 36th year, have gone on to win many other musical awards including the BBC Young Musician of the Year. 

Previous competitors are now to be found playing in, or with internationally renowned orchestras, in chamber groups and as recitalists. 

All competitors are well beyond Grade 8, and are more often than not junior members of the Royal, Guildhall or London College of Music or playing in the National Youth Orchestra, which shows their credentials.

In previous years, the selection of instruments played has been broad, ranging over the more frequent violin or piano, to the saxophone, guitar, harp, cello, woodwind and brass and organ.

This year, after the preliminary round that was held on May 10, the adjudicators decided on three pianists, two violinists, one cellist, and two playing the recorder for the final. 

The finalists are: Emily Ambrose (recorder), Marko Blanusa (recorder), Jessie Lewis (violin), Firoze Madon (piano), Lily Petrova (piano), Tamara Redmond (piano), Oliver Simpson (cello), James Tett (violin). 

The adjudicators, who have national and international reputations as music teachers, moderators and examiners, are not likely to find it easy to select their winners.

Payment on admission of £15 and £5 for those under 19.

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