Ulverston teenager in finals of national music competition
Last updated at 13:19, Wednesday, 23 April 2014
AN Ulverston teenager has reached the final of a national music competition.
Jess Gillam, 15, of Ulverston, has reached thed the Woodwind Final of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition.
Presented by trumpeter Alison Balsom and guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, five young musicians battle it out to win their Category Final and go through to the Semi-Final (broadcast on BBC Four on Saturday 17 May).
The Woodwind Category finalists are: flautists Hannah Foster (18) and Daniel Shao (19), saxophonists Jess Gillam (15) and Nick Seymour (17) and recorder player Sophie Westbrooke (15). The Category Finals were recorded at the Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. The Final of BBC Young Musician will take place on 18 May 2014 at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, and will be broadcast live on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3.
Since the competition’s first outing in 1978, BBC Young Musician has established an enviable reputation for finding outstanding new talent. Fifteen-year-old cellist Laura van der Heijden was awarded the title BBC Young Musician 2012 to take her place alongside a star-studded list of former winners and finalists that includes Thomas Adès, Alison Balsom, Thomas Carroll, Natalie Clein, Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Benjamin Grosvenor, Stephen Hough, Emma Johnson, Guy Johnston, Freddy Kempf, Leon McCawley, Lucy Parham, Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster, David Pyatt and Paul Watkins.
For the first time this year, BBC Young Musician has announced an Ambassadorial role for violinist Nicola Benedetti, one of its most celebrated former winners.
2014 is the 10th anniversary of Nicola’s win, and for the 2014 Final, BBC Young Musician will return to the scene of her triumph, Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
BBC Young Musician has also added a new Jazz Award in 2014.
Running alongside the established classical music format, the first ever BBC Young Musician Jazz Award Final will be broadcast on BBC Four on May 23.
First published at 13:18, Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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