Milton Keynes Young Musician of the Year Competition 2020

took place at The Venue MK on Saturday 14 March 2020

Guest judges Roger Crocker and Stephen Bell 



The Milton Keynes Young Musician of the Year competition is part of the annual Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts for Dance, Music and Drama, Milton Keynes' largest and longest-running annual festival of performing arts for amateurs of all ages and levels of ability and is sponsored by Kawai Pianos.

You can download the 2020 concert programme here

 The young musicians selected to take part were:                     

Emily Abbott                           Violin                                          

Rebecca Bazlov                     Piano

Harry Scott-Burt                      'Cello

Reese Carly Manglicmot        Piano                                         

Eddie Hughes                         Violin

Max Pritchard                         Trombone

Jonathan Parapadakis            Piano and Saxophone

The Young Musician event is a showcase for up to 8 performers chosen from

that year's music festival who are aged 18 or under and are selected by

the committee and music festival adjudicators.

The 2020 competition showcased the above exceptional young musicians

who all played a sophisicated programme enjoyed by all. Both judges were

unanimous in their decisions and highly complimentary about each performers'


Each performer was presented with a finalists' trophy, certificate and prize

money and pianist Rebecca Bazlov was awarded the title of Milton

Keynes Young Musician of the Year 2020. 'Cello player Harry Scott-Burt was

awarded second place and third place awarded to violinist Eddie Hughes. 

Congratulations to all performers for their winning performances.

The winner of this year's Milton Keynes Young Vocalist was Emma Harrington who superbly

performed three songs, accompanied by Adrian Boynton, whilst the judges deliberated over each


               Many grateful thanks to Kawai Pianos who generously provided one of their beautiful concert 

grand pianos for our performers’ and accompanists’ use.


To be considered for the 2021 Young Musician showcase all you have to do is to

enter our 2021 festival - syllabus will be downloadable in August 2020.

Entries must be received by 31 December 2020 latest.

Registered charity number 293601

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Dance,

Music and Drama of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron