Soprano wins Norfolk Young Musician


Soprano from Mid Norfolk wins the Norfolk Young Musician Competition 2022

The 28th annual Norfolk Young Musician Competition has just taken place at the John Innes Conference Centre.  17 young musicians from all over Norfolk competed for various prizes.

The Norfolk Young Musician 2022 first prize was awarded to India Simpson 19, soprano from Mileham , who also won the Jane Roberson Prize for Voice. The second prize was won by Jonny Chapman 18, piano, from Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form. The third prize was won by Catherine McCardel 17, violin, from the Purcell School

The Mrs Sturgeon Piano prize went to Matthew Cassie ,17, City of Norwich School.

The Michael Badminton Prize for promising string playing was jointly awarded to Amelie Lok 12, cello, Wymondham College and Zoe Burton, 12 violin, Wisbech Grammar School

The Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music prize for woodwind and brass was awarded jointly to Christopher Brooke, 18, clarinet, City of Norwich School and Frederica Davies, 17, oboe, Norwich High School.

The competition was adjudicated by the renown oboist George Caird who praised the quality of all the young musicians taking part, and their varied programmes saying ‘it was a day of outstanding performance by everyone”

Jonathan Wortley, Chairman of the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust which administers the competition, said that he was delighted with the record number of applicants, and pleased that the competition was able to take place this year.