Monday 3 December 2012

Whitgift School music competition

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
and the Whitgift Chamber Orchestra
at Cadogan Hall in April 2012
(photo: Danny Fitzpatrick)
The Whitgift School in Croydon has launched an International Music Competition for young players. There are three categories, (12-13, 14-15 and 16-17) and entry is initially via YouTube video! The prizes include £150,000 in scholarships as well as opportunities to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The winners will be selected from live performances in June and July next year with a jury which includes cellist Guy Johnston, Remus Azoitei (professor of violin at the Royal Academy), journalist Jessica Duchen and a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Further information from the Whitgift School website; the closing date is 1 March 2013.

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