Brass Students Reach BBC Final

RNCM students David Gillson and Adam Bokaris are two of four musicians to make it through to the Finals of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award.

David, a fourth year cornet player and former finalist, and Adam, a first year euphonium player and Besson Scholar, will compete for the coveted award in the RNCM Concert Hall at the end of March. All four finalists will perform up to 10 minutes of music of their own choice, accompanied by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and conductor Frank Renton, and the competition will be adjudicated by John Wallace, Stephen Roberts and Steve Sidwell.

The Young Brass Award was originally launched as the Young Brass Soloist Award in 2004 and has since gained a strong track record for spotting talent. The RNCM has featured prominently throughout the decade, with past winners including alumni Katrina Marzella (Solo baritone, Black Dyke Band), Lewis Musson (Solo euphonium, Central Band of the Royal Air Force), Ben Thomson (Principal tuba, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House), and Matthew White (Solo euphonium, Cory Band).

The 2015 Finals will be broadcast live from the RNCM on Friday 27 March.

16 February 2015