Cellist beats concertmaster to BBC finals

An 18 year-old cellist, Maxim Calver, a student at the Menuhin School, has won the strings section of BBC Young Musician 2018 and is heading for the finals next month.

Among those he beat was the highly-rated ex-leader of the National Youth Orchestra leader, Elodie Chousmer-Howelles (19) as well as violinist Stephanie Childress.


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  • Isn’t this a rich kids competition ?

    “Oh please mummy, can I learn the bass flute?” “No darling, we’ve got a 100k Steinway coming on Friday, you’ll be learning that.”

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