The Milton Keynes Young Musician of the Year competition is the final 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.
Milton Keynes Young Musician of the Year 2023
This is a celebration of the musicianship of our 7 chosen young
musicians, and the culmination of our annual Milton Keynes Festival of
Our 7 finalists were Waika Chu - Piano, Matias Yung - piano and cello,
Isaac Bazlov – Piano, Rebecca Bazlov - Piano, Ellen Zeng - Violin,
Tham Luanghvisut – Saxophone, Tom Wood - Euphonium.
Our judges were Mrs Gillian Johnston and Mr Martin Wakley and our guest performer was Milton Keynes Young Singer of the Year 2023 Rosie Freear. The afternoon was hosted by Festival Vice-President Mr Adrian Boynton.
The afternoon was a wonderful concert of individual, own choice recitals by our exceptionally talented soloists who without exception, played sophisticated programmes of musical excellence. After a delightful performance of Down by the Salley Gardens and Green Finch and Linnet Bird by Milton Keynes Young Singer of the Year, Rosie Freear, the judges came to a difficult decision, and awarded the title to Matias Yung, with second place to Tham Luanghvisut and third place to Rebecca Bazlov. All recitalists took away a certificate, special trophy and a small amount of prize money as a memento of their special showcase.
We are indebted to our sponsors at Kawai UK for providing a top of the range Kawai Shigeru for our performers' use.
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