Finalists named for BBC Young Musician 2014

Finalists named for BBC Young Musician 2014


norman lebrecht

December 28, 2013

Press release:



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The 2014 Category Finalists are:


William Dutton (18) – violin

Anna Im (16) – violin

Elizaveta Tyun (18) – violin

Roberto Ruisi (17) – violin

Juliana Myslov (17) – harp


Martin Bartlett (17) – piano

Ning Hui See (17) – piano

Hayley Parkes (18) – piano

Julian Trevelyan (15) – piano

Isata Kanneh-Mason (17) – piano


Hannah Foster (17) – flute

Daniel Shao (18) – flute

Jessika Gillam (15) – saxophone

Nick Seymour (17) – saxophone

Sophie Westbrooke (15) – recorder


Ellena Newton (14) – trombone

Isobel Daws (14) – trombone

Matilda Lloyd (18) – trumpet

Lewis Bettles (18) – trombone

William Thomas (13) – trumpet


Matthew Farthing (17)

Elliott Gaston-Ross (15)

Jess Wood (16)

Tom Highnam (17)

Stefan Beckett (18)

The category finals will take place on 3-7 March 2014 in the Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. The semi-final follows on 9 March, before the BBC Young Musician Final on 18 May 2014 at Usher Hall in Edinburgh. BBC Young Musician will be broadcast extensively on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3.

For the first time, BBC Young Musician adds a new Jazz Award. Running alongside the established classical music format, the first ever BBC Young Musician Jazz Award will comprise two audition stages followed by a Final on 8 March 2014 to be held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The Jazz Award finalists will be announced in early February.


  • chris says:

    Last year I worked briefly with a talented string orchestra from the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire and Roberto Ruisi was the concertmaster (I believe he is also leader of the NYO of Great Britain). I was struck by his musicianship right away. A wonderful talent and a wonderful young man. I’m not surprised to see his name here and wish him all the best.

  • Andy Scott says:

    Fantastic to see two saxophonists, Jess & Nick, in the woodwind final, and also the introduction of a Jazz Award! Good luck to all!!

  • Nicholas Daniel says:

    Could we have the names of the jurors of all the rounds please?