Felsted Young Musician of the Year

Wednesday 15th May saw an enjoyable evening of music making in the Music Department, as students competed in the Felsted Young Musician of the Year Competition. In the afternoon, students competed in six different categories, with the first and second place of each going through to perform again in the evening to have the chance to be crowned the overall winner and become the Felsted Young Musician of the Year. 

Felsted's Sana Abu-Jabir with Ed Neuhauser

We were delighted to welcome professional musician, Ed Neuhauser, as the adjudicator for the competition and all the students benefited from his helpful and supportive comments.

Top three performances from each category.

Piano Class
1st: Andrei Lebedev
2nd: Wendy Wang
3rd: Livia Pevez

Percussion Class
1st: Sana Abu-Jabir
Joint 2nd: Mariella Bromfield & Elliott Smith

Classical Voice Class
1st: Steffi Rodley
2nd: Helen Matthews
3rd: Jude Leng

Show Voice Class
1st: Ruby Hart
2nd: Holly Pettet
3rd: Tom Newland

Wind and Brass Class
1st: Matthew Jones
2nd: Karathia King
3rd: Ruby Rose

Strings Class
1st: Ben Rodley
2nd: Ruby Rose
3rd: Jude Leng

All the students performed fantastically well throughout the whole competition with a wonderful supportive atmosphere in the auditorium

The Prize Winners’ Concert was a real showcase with all the performers upping their game displaying real commitment and musicianship in their performances. 

Sana Abu-Jabir was announced as the overall winner with her highly impressive playing of Prism by Keiko Abe, which is a piece for Solo Marimba that is highly virtuosic and blends the compositional styles of Western and Japanese music. 
Well done to all the performers who took part in the competition and thank you to everyone who supported in the audience.

Mr William Warns
Head of Academic Music

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