Sunday 6 March 12 noon OSO Arts Centre
Barnes Young Musician of the Year
Barnes Young Musician of the Year is 6 years old! In the course of those six years, over 50 aspiring performers have taken part in the final adjudication, presenting their programmes to distinguished adjudicators in front of capacity audiences. Members of those audiences have commented on the steady increase in the quality of these young peoples’ musicianship. As well as those who have earned a place in the final event, there are many more who have attended the initial workshops.
These workshops, led by professional musicians, were originally designed for candidates to explore their repertoire in an informal atmosphere. Over the years they have come to resemble masterclasses and have become valuable events in their own right. We look forward to further constructive developments which will continue to enlarge the horizons of the many talented young musicians of Barnes.
This year’s adjudicator is Toby Purser who is Head of Conducting at the Royal College of Music, founder of the Orion Orchestra, Artistic Director of Peace & Prosperity Trust and Musical Director of Vienna Opera Festival. Recognised as a world leader in the conducting community, he is well known for his combination of passion and intellect, poetry and drama.