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.
The competition winner will receive cash vouchers for Hickies Music Shop and a trophy. Also, if a suitable standard has been reached, the winner will be offered the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the orchestra in its 2020-21 season.
Overall Winner - Oliver Simpson on cello, a student at Abingdon School.
The winner of the Joy Day Cup was trombonist George Skeil, of the Reading School.
Oliver will be the soloist in a performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto as part of our June 2020 concert.