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Gregynog Young Musician competition next month

 
Created on 09/03/2020 @ 15:21
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One of the UK’s leading competitions for young aspiring musicians, the Gregynog Young Musician Competition 2020, takes place on Saturday, 25 of April. 

The competition, which was launched in 2005, takes place annually at the famous Gregynog Hall at Tregynon, near Newtown, Powys.
 
Musicians from throughout the UK enter the event and past winners have included cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who went on to reach number one in the classical music charts. He was also invited to play at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
 
Entry to the semi-final competition is £5 and will begin at 10am with categories including Young String Player of the Year, Young Pianist of the Year, Young Woodwind Player of the Year, Young Brass Player of the Year and Young Harpist/Guitarist/Percussionist of the Year, in addition to the overall winner.
 
“We have had some exceptional entries yet again this year which will make it a very difficult task for the adjudicators,” said Edd Rayner, Chairman of the competition. “Guests can expect to hear and enjoy some exceptional performances from a range of young musicians: Many of our past winners have gone on to train at some of the top musical institutions and conservatoires.”
 
The daytime programme will culminate with the category winners being announced later in the afternoon.  The category winners go on to compete in the “Finals” concert in the evening, starting at 7pm with £15 entry fee.
 
The overall winner will receive £3,000 prize money, with category winners presented with £500 each. The Chairman’s Trophy, presented to the Young Accompanist winner, will receive £400.
 
The competition’s president is Lady Davies and its patron is Professor Ieaun Jones.
 
More details about the competition can be found at www.gregynogymc.co.uk.

 

Photo: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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