Concerto Prize 2019
Youth Music Centre is very grateful for the very generous grant made by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust which make the Concerto Prize possible.
For a musician there is nothing quite like the experience of playing solo with an orchestra. For many reasons one may have to wait a long time for this opportunity to arise, but when it does, it is truly thrilling
With a very innovative idea in mind the YMC Concerto Prize aims to bring the chance to play with an orchestra to our students at a radically early stage in their musical lives and I hope that as many of you as possible will embrace this unique event.
The classes and repertoire have been structured to ensure that as many children as possible can take part at their appropriate level and therefore we are expecting a high standard in each group. If you play a string instrument at YMC, but also learn a wind instrument (or vice versa), you are allowed to enter on both.
The concerto prize is open to all instrumentalists at YMC and this year also to any students of YMC teachers.
YMC will invite leading musicians to be the judges for the violin, viola/cello, wind and recorder class, so please do bring friends and family on 27th April to support this exciting occasion which is now in it’s 8th year.
Concerto Prize Winners 2018
Recorder Novice Lilly Kay
Recorder 10 years and under Natasha Freedman
Recorder 16 years and under Olivia Nadal
Wind 10 years and under Diego Jurado
Wind 13 years and under Amy Reeves
Intro Orchestra Luke Boyd
First Orchestra Irene Ning
Junior Orchestra Vanessa Parmar
Chamber Orchestra Sian Tilbury
Intro Orchestra CJ Okerago
First Orchestra Hovig Tchilingirian
Junior Orchestra Shriya Patel
Chamber Orchestra Jay Boyd
Intro Orchestra Cindy Wang
Preparatory Orchestra Aiden Bhak
First Orchestra Natasha Freedman
Junior Orchestra Shlomo Levy
Chamber Orchestra Maxim Lavrov