Young Musician of the Year 2017
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Chigwell Young Musicians of the Year

The Chigwell Young Musician of the Year competition is one of the highlights of the musical calendar and this year thirty eight musicians the opportunity to take the stage, each offering a mini recital with the hope of being selected for the evening Grand Final.  

This year’s adjudicator, Mrs Sarah MacDonald, Fellow and Director of Music of Selwyn College Cambridge, offered significant advice and constructive criticism to all with specific challenges for the finalists in particular.  All performers rose to that challenge, the finalists in the junior class being Avantika Bharadwaj, Alexandra Scott, Melody Dawson, Arthur Easy and Rayn Ismail-Ahluwalia and from the senior class Rowan Jones, Oliver Jackson, Anika Jayanth, Lucas Abrami-Gill, Alice Melvin, Aaran Vijayakumaran and Kate Hawes.

The winner of the Junior Category was Avantika Bharadwaj with the Highly Commended in that class being awarded to Alexandra Scott.  In the Senior Category the Highly Commended was awarded to Oliver Jackson with the overall winner being Rowan Jones for her performance of the First Movement of Brahms’ Sonata in F minor.

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