We are all aware of how talented our young musicians are in HTB, but it is an extra delight to learn that those talents are recognised elsewhere. Our 15 year old Principal Cornet Andy Wingham has been recognised outside the usual brass band circles.
Andy entered and won the ‘Two Moors Festival Young Musicians Competition’ and along with 3 other participants received a cash prize of £250 and the opportunity to perform alongside some renowned professional musicians at the festival’s main two-week event in October.
Along with Andy the winners this year were violinist Hannah Brook-Hughes (the youngest ever winner at the age of 10) cellist Willard Carter (aged 12) and cellist Rebecca McNaught (aged 18).
The Two Moors Festival Young Musicians Platform is a prestigious competition for young talented instrumentalists and singers. It is open to anyone aged 18 and under who lives, or who attends school in the Southwest of the UK. Four winners each receive £250 prize money plus an opportunity to perform in the main festival. Entries are taken for Brass, Wind, Percussion, Strings and Voice.
Congratulations Andy and all credit to you for entering this prestigious competition.