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Young Musician Competition

Alcester Singers Young Musician Competition was started by Malcolm Brinson over 20 years ago during his time as our musical director.

It is open to all young musicians living or attending a school within a 10-mile radius of Alcester and who are between the age of 11 and 18.  Competitors must have achieved Grade 5 or above and previous winners cannot enter.

The current prize is £150 and the winner will also receive the Malcolm Brinson Trophy which they can keep for 1 year.  The winner will also be offered the opportunity to perform at one of our concerts during the year.

Many of our previous winners have gone on to pursue prestigious musical careers.   Our 2013 winner, Florence Cain,  won BBC Radio 2 young chorister of the year 2016 

The competition is sponsored by The Howarth Memorial Trust and Alcester Town Council

Unfortunately the 2016 competition had to be cancelled due to insufficient entries.

Full details of how to enter are included on the information sheet below. 

Information and Rules
Entry Form (PDF)
Download Entry Form (Word Document)

Amy Moynihan; aged 13 with the Alcester Singers Young Musician trophy.

2015 Young Musician Competition - Young Violinist Scoops Prize 

The Alcester Singers held its Young Musician of the Year competition on 20th November 2015 Six young people competed for the the title and a prize of £150 to go towards their musical education. The winner was 13 year old Amy Moynihan who played a Kreisler Prelude and Allegro on the violin. The three judges were unanimous in their decision and commented on the depth of feeling with which Amy played. Special mention was also made by the judges about Joshua Osborn- Patel who performed Hunters Moon on the French Horn and Ben Snodgrass playing a Greig Sonata on the piano, both played exceptionally well but could not top Amy's performance. Amy, having already achieved Grade 8 on the violin, is now working towards her Diploma award. She will be invited to play at an Alcester Singers concert during 2016.