DARK PEAK

YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

We are very pleased to announce the re-launch of the Dark Peak Young Musician of the Year.

There will be categories for all instruments, ages and levels and the overall winner will receive the Dark Peak Young Musician of the Year Award, which was last presented in 2014 (to a very young pianist called Johann Kidger!)

We are absolutely delighted that our Patron Dr.Timothy Reynish MBE has agreed to adjudicate the winners of each section. Tim Reynish was the Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the RNCM and is one of the leading wind-band conductors in the world. He has been a long-standing supporter of all we are doing here in Dark Peak.

There will be prizes of a £5 Forsyth’s Voucher (to be presented when we return in the Autumn) in each of the categories below and £10 for the winner of each section.
You can submit more than one entry on different instruments. Entries should be recorded by video and can be solo, accompanied by a family member or with a backing track.

For details about how to submit your videos click here.

Classes

  • Junior – Beginner to Grade 2
    Strings
    Woodwind
    Brass
    Percussion and Piano
  • Intermediate – Grade 2 to 4
    Strings
    Woodwind
    Brass
    Percussion and Piano
  • Senior: Grade 5 to 6
    Strings
    Woodwind
    Brass
    Percussion and Piano
  • Advanced Level: Grade 7 to 8
    All instruments
    Chamber Ensemble

Rules of entry

  • Entries must be received by Sunday 28th  June. 
  • The competition is open to all currently subscribed members of the Dark Peak Music Foundation.
  • All entries will be played on a YouTube Streamed event on Monday 6th July at 7pm.
  • A winner will be chosen from each category and the winning performances will be played in the end of term live-stream YouTube concert on 12th July, 4pm.
  • The decision of the adjudicator will be final and finalists will receive a short written feedback on their performance.