Radio2 Young Brass Solo Competition

I dont know what anybody knows about the contest, but these are the semi-finalists. Looked quite interesting and i hope they keep it running for next year. Any predictions for the next round....?

competitors:
Laura Hirst - Dobcross (cornet/trumpet)
Richard Kidd - Bon Accord (euph)
Andy King - Royal Scottish Academy of Music (trombone)
Katrina Marzella - Whitburn (baritone)
Tom Osbourne - Royal Northern (cornet/trumpet)
Arfon Owen - Black Dyke (tenor horn)
Matt Palmer - Freckleton (cornet/trumpet)
Danny Powell - Wigston Band + NYBBGB (tenor horn)

(as stolen from 4barsrest)
 

Fridge

Member
Semi - finalists

I think Alex King has a good chance of winning, and Katrina M (baritone) is a very fine player, dont know a huge amount about the rest though
 

Aidan

Active Member
big_benthomson said:
I dont know what anybody knows about the contest, but these are the semi-finalists. Looked quite interesting and i hope they keep it running for next year. Any predictions for the next round....?

competitors:
Laura Hirst - Dobcross (cornet/trumpet)
Richard Kidd - Bon Accord (euph)
Andy King - Royal Scottish Academy of Music (trombone)
Katrina Marzella - Whitburn (baritone)
Tom Osbourne - Royal Northern (cornet/trumpet)
Arfon Owen - Black Dyke (tenor horn)
Matt Palmer - Freckleton (cornet/trumpet)
Danny Powell - Wigston Band + NYBBGB (tenor horn)

(as stolen from 4barsrest)
I know all of them well with the exception of Richard Kidd...
How many go through?
In no particular order my top 4 to go through would be Andy King, Tom Osbourne, Arfon Owen and Matt Palmer.
All *beep-hot* players though
 

Aidan

Active Member
Re: Semi - finalists

Fridge said:
I think Alex King has a good chance of winning, and Katrina M (baritone) is a very fine player, dont know a huge amount about the rest though
fridge :) is that alex???
are you confusing your own name with andy's ;)
 

wewizrobbed

Member
hey Aidan,

Richard Kidd is principal euph at NYBBS. Classy wee player!! His solo in resurgam this year was just bootiful!

Best of luck to him, hope he gets through.
 

Aidan

Active Member
okey dokey :)
settin off for sunny wee glasgae soon!!! mebbe see you tonight. failing that, in the bon tomorrow!!
 

Moy

Active Member
Richard is a young star in the making.
Think if I am being honest, if I had to put money on who would win, my money would have to go on Andrew King. Heard him play up in Livingston(I think) and have also heard play in Stoneyhaven in Jamesies house and he is awesome.
They are all excellent players and all will go far.
 

stopher

Member
Will put a fiver on Arfon as he's from the band that I conduct and his Mum lives round the corner to me.

He'd better turn up carrolling for us now at Christmas!!! :D

PS

Hope that isn't the kiss of death for you mate btw!
 

jamie the euph

New Member
On a name bassis i would have to say andy king but at nybgb tom osborne beat andy in th solo finals so i dont know good luck to all of you!may the best player win lol
 

lynchie

Active Member
Just out of interest, is there any difference between this competition and the brass section of Young Musician of the Year?
 

lynchie

Active Member
do you play with a band accompaniment then instead of a piano?

I'm just asking, because they got rid of a perfectly good youth band competition and replaced with something that seems to me to be basically the same as YMotY... which bugs me slightly as it gives me the impression they're trying to invest even less in banding at the beeb!
 

Darth_Tuba

Active Member
The accomp. is supplied by Fodens and Dyke if I'm not mistaken. In all honesty I am more likely to tune in to listen to these than the youth band comp.
 

Aidan

Active Member
lynchie said:
do you play with a band accompaniment then instead of a piano?

I'm just asking, because they got rid of a perfectly good youth band competition and replaced with something that seems to me to be basically the same as YMotY... which bugs me slightly as it gives me the impression they're trying to invest even less in banding at the beeb!
Yes.. fodens in the semi finals... with a live audience, held in bbc studio 7 manchester.. on the same weekend as the rncm festival of brass.. just 5 minutes down the road. and the final is held at the rncm on the 14th feb with dyke.

Which music competition has been got rid of?
The BBC Young Musician is generally of a higher standard. (not discrediting any of the semi-finalists!!! but it's true) this could be due to the fact that the radio 2 comp wasn't advertised very well at all!!! im sure this will be rectified for next year though. If it gets a repetition.
 
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