The BBC Young Musician competition will return to RWCMD in 2014 with the category finals and semi-finals being held in the Dora Stoutzker Hall in March. The College will also host the finals of the new Jazz Award.
RWCMD Principal, Hilary Boulding, who was a jury member for the semi-finals of the competition in 2010, said; “We are delighted that the competition will be returning to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama next year. The 2012 finals were an enormous success and it we are looking forward to providing another warm welcome to competitors from all over the UK.”
Patricia Keir is Head of RWCMD’s Junior Conservatoire. She is thrilled that the finals will be returning to the College. “It’s a truly unique event, which is such an inspiration to all young performers. Our Junior Conservatoire students are particularly excited that the competition is returning here and we’re all looking forward to being part of it.”
Applications are now open for Brass, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings and Woodwind players. Jazz musicians will be able to apply from 1st August 2013. Full details are on the BBC Young Musician website.
Photo: Cellist Laura Van Der Heijden, Winner of BBC Young Musician 2012