It’s a new award, and it went today to saxophonist Alexander Bone of Darlington. ‘Life is very surreal at the moment, and I really can’t thank everyone enough!’ he writes. Report here.
The main competition is reaching its climax. The semi-final will take place on 9 March 2014 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. BBC Young Musician Final will take place on 18 May 2014 at Usher Hall, Edinburgh. It will be broadcast on BBC Four and Radio 3.