RNCM Pianist Wins ROSL Section Final

Fourth year pianist Tyler Hay has won the Keyboard Section Finals of the 2016 ROSL Arts competition.

Competitors and judges together after the Keyboard Section Final

The 21-year-old ABRSM scholar (pictured above – centre, and below), who studies with Frank Wibaut, walked away with the £5000 prize on Tuesday 23 February and now has the chance to compete for the Gold Medal and £10,000 First Prize in the ROSL Annual Music Competition held at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on 1 June.

Celebrating its 64th anniversary, the ROSL ARTS, the arts division of the Royal Over-Seas League, has developed a diverse portfolio of arts activities in music, visual arts and literature. It is devoted to the career development of talented young professional artists and musicians from the UK and the Commonwealth, and also presents readings and literary events at its central London Headquarters.

Tyler Hay, piano, winner of the Keyboard Section Final_2

To date, numerous RNCM students and alumni have achieved success in the competition. In 2014, saxophonist Huw Wiggin won the Gold Medal, Toby Hughes became the first ever double bassist to win the Strings Section Final, the Solem Quartet won the Ensemble A Section Final, and the Zelkova Quartet received the Elias Fawcett Award. The 2016 Keyboard Section Final also featured third year RNCM pianist Iwan Owen.


24 February 2016