The 27th Norfolk Young Musician Competition took place on Sunday 12 January at the John Innes Centre, Colney.

Promoted by the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust, the adjudicator was Michael Collins, internationally renowned clarinettist and professor at Royal College of Music.

First place went to Norwich School student Ashley Thorpe, who performed works for piano by Liszt and Copland.

Other winners of the Norfolk Young Musician Competition 2020
2nd Prize: Charlotte Pollard – Voice
3rd Prize: Catherine McCardel – Violin
Michael Badminton String Prize: Alice Smith – Violin
Mrs E Sturgeon Piano Prize: Ben Garrod
Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Wind Player Prize: Joanna Asher – Bassoon
Jane Roberson Voice Prize: India Simpson

Congratulations to all of the performers!

The Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust for young players in Norfolk was established in 1998 by the late Michael Badminton. The Trust supports young string players in Norfolk with tuition costs, loans of instruments and assistance to attend courses in the UK and abroad.