Sixteen young people took part in the annual Norfolk Young Musician Competition at the John Innes Centre, in Norwich, on Sunday. Adjudicating the competition was Danielle Perrett, a harpist specialising in solo and chamber music.
The line up included students from Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians.
First prize was presented to mezzo soprano Lucy Thalange, an 18-year-old Norwich High School for Girls pupil who is going to study at the Royal Academy of Music. Lucy also learns guitar at NCYM.
Second prize went to 17-year-old Norwich pianist Murray Chapman, who also plays percussion in the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra and also won the Mrs E Sturgeon Piano Prize.
Third prize went to 17-year-old Michael Anning, from Loddon, who plays the alto saxophone.
The Michael Badminton String Prize was awarded to 17-year-old guitarist Daniel Murphy, from Overstrand, and the Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Prize for the most promising wind player went to 16-year-old Norwich School pupil and NYCM student, Jonathan Jolly, who plays the alto saxophone.
The Norfolk Young Musician Competition is run by the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust and supported by Woodbridge Violins and Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music.
“There was a very high standard and quite a variety of instruments,” said Jonathan Wortley, the trust’s chairman and assistant adjudicator.
“It was a real treat to see so many really talented musicians taking part and hopefully they will all go on to great things.”
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