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Y o u n g   M u s i c i a n s '   C o m p e t i t i o n

The orchestra is keen to encourage young performers, and holds an annual Young Musicians’ Competition. This is open to instrumentalists and singers of school age who live or study within a 30-mile radius of Reading and who have reached a standard at least equivalent to Grade 7 of the Associated Board.

2023 Winners
  • Overall Winner - Tara Spencer on violin.

  • The winner of the Joy Day Cup was singer Harry Luff, with pianist Shayna D'Silva runner-up.

Tara was the soloist in a performance of Dvorak's Violin Concerto as part of our November 2023 concert at Reading University's Great Hall.

Many thanks to our judges Angela Good and David Lewis, and our 2023 sponsors Hickies of Reading.

YMC 2024

Details of The Young Musicians’ Competition 2024 will be announced in the new year.

L-R:  Angela Good, Tara Spencer, David Lewis, Stefan Hofkes

L-R:  Harry Luff, Tara Spencer

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