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Seeking young musicians

Posted on January 09 2019 at 3:17:50

Talented young musicians are being sought for the annual Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform (BYMP), with auditions due to take place on February 21 and 22.

The final will be held in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School on the afternoon of Saturday February 23.

The Platform competition, now in its fourth year, welcomes young musicians aged nine to 17 who are at school or resident in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands (within a 30 mile radius from Bromsgrove).

The competition is open to all instrumentalists, pianists and singers* (*senior section only) of any nationality. Applicants for the Junior Section must have attained a standard at least equivalent to Grade 4, and a standard of at least equivalent to Grade 6 is necessary for Senior entrants. 

The Senior category, for those aged 14 to 17, awards a bursary of £1,000 to the winner in order to buy music lessons, sheet music or a new instrument. 

The Junior winner receives £750 and there is also a second award of £400 for each category runner-up.

Applications for the Platform must be received no later than 4pm on Sunday January 27 and can be submitted online at http://www.bromsgroveplatform.com

Its sister competition, The Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition (BIMC), which runs the Platform, was originally founded for talented musicians in 1980 by the late Dr Mary White.

The competition is run by a trust, which is a registered charity (no.1155544). The International competition is open to instrumentalists and pianists of all nationalities aged 18 to 25 (28 for singers) and will take place from April 9–13.

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