Highland Young Musician of the Year 2017

photoAntony Hook, tuba player, former pupil at Lochaber High School, and Highland Young Musician of the Year 2016 will return on Sunday  (18 June) to perform at the evening public final of this year’s competition in Nairn’s Newton Mutha Hotel.

This year’s entrants represent Charleston Academy; Dingwall Academy; Glenurquhart High School; Grantown Grammar School; Inverness Royal Academy; Lochaber High School and Millburn Academy. All entrants for this competition are members of one of the Highland Young Musicians regional music groups, which are run as an extension to the work of Highland Council’s Instrumental Tuition Service.  11 competitors representing a wide range of instruments will present music to the judging panel at Sunday afternoon’s prelim round of the competition.  The judges will then invite a number of the musicians to perform their complete 15 minute programme at the evening’s public final which begins at 7pm.  Entry is by donation at the door.

The judges (Dr. Eddie Campbell, University of Aberdeen; Matthew Chinn, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Ruth Rowlands, Royal Scottish National Orchestra) are all looking forward to hearing the results of entrants hard work and the Council’s continued support towards the musical development of Highland’s young people, affording them opportunities often not available in many other parts of the country.

The three winners prizes are donated by Friend of Highland Young Musicians and the competition is run by The Highland Council with generous sponsorship this year from The Agar Trust; Friends of Highland Young Musicians & Newton Mutha Hotel, Nairn.

Further information about The Highland Council instrumental tuition service and be found on the Council website and more information about Highland Young Musicians groups and activities can be obtained at: www.highland-young-musicians.com or by contacting the Council’s Music Development Officer, Norman Bolton at norman.bolton@highland.gov.uk.  HYM are always keen to collaborate with any businesses willing to support the creative and musical development of Highland young people.

14 Jun 2017
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