Young Musician of the Year 2013
Thurrock Music Education Hub enjoys another Thurrock Young Musician of the Year event
This year, the annual Thurrock Young Musician of the Year event, organised by Thurrock Music Services, has benefited a number of local young musicians in partnership with the Rotary Club of Mardyke Valley, the Royal Opera House and the Thameside Theatre.
The competition involves the young musicians in a series of master classes led by professional musicians from the Royal Opera House. The master classes were run during the October half term and the ROH musicians worked with the students who were at varying stages of proficiency on their instruments. They were encouraged to demonstrate and develop their musicality and technique and each participant came away having achieved a real sense of pride in their performance and better understanding of how to interpret the composer’s intentions in the music. Those showing exceptional talent and promise in the master classes were then put forward to a final round.
11 contestants performed in the finals held at the Thameside Theatre on Friday 15th November. Tim Murray, Professional Conductor of the Royal Opera House, listened to the eclectic programme of music both instrumental and vocal across different genres, including classical and jazz. After much deliberation, he awarded the title of Thurrock Young Musician of the Year 2013 to Kamsi Adichi for her violin performance of Romance in F (Beethoven), and Lewis Markham, the runner up for his tenor saxophone performance of Riff Laden.
Posted by Thurrock Music Services on November 18, 2013