2016 Joint winners: Tom Myles, Clarinet from Regent House School & Grainne White, Violin from Carrickfergus Grammar School.
Since (jointly) winning the 2016 NI Young Musician competition, Tom progressed to the second round of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, performing to a highly respected panel of musicians in Cardiff. In addition, Tom attained his LTCL (Trinity College) Diploma in Clarinet Performance with distinction. With the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Tom embarked on three highly successful concert tours of the UK including performances in Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and London's Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall. The final tour culminated with Tom making his BBC Proms debut in the Royal Albert Hall in August 2016. Tom is currently working towards his FTCL diploma and is in demand as a soloist around Northern Ireland
“I’m grateful for the experience of playing in the NI Young Musician competition, seeing it as a valuable stepping stone in my musical career”
Gráinne began playing the violin when she was six years old, and she has been very committed to a variety of orchestras, including the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Ulster Youth Orchestra, and the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra.
She has enjoyed considerable success in many string festivals, taking first place in those at Holywood and Mossgrove, and she is currently the overall gala instrumental winner at Carrickfergus Music Festival.
Gráinne is the leader of the second violins of the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra, and she is pictured receiving the Steven Parker Memorial Award from the orchestra’s conductor, Paul McBride.
Gráinne has been awarded a Music and Dance scholarship to continue her studies at the prestigious Wells Cathedral School in Somerset.
“Winning this competition has been the fulfilment of a dream come true. It was my third time trying to achieve such a prestigious award and to have finally done so means the world to me”
|2012 Winner_Andrew Douglas|
|2016 Winners_Tom Myles & Grainne White|
|2009 Winner_Stephen Rankin|
|2008 Winner_Fionnula Ward|
|2007 Winner_Sean Morgan-Rooney|
|2010 Winner_Craig Lutton|
|2013 Winner_Eva Richards|
|2011 Winner_Bradley Parker|
|2006 Winner_Sam Law|
|2005 Winner_Stephen Heagney|
|2004 Winner_Ryan Gray|
|2003 Winner_Justin Livingstone|
|2002 Winner_Darren Scroggie|
|2001 Winner_Kim Vaughan|
|2000 Winner_Hyun Kyoung Koo|
|1999 Winner_Scott Foster|
|1998 Winner_John Wilson|
|1997 Winner_Jonathan Byers|
|1995 Winner_Jonathan Johnston|
|1996 Winner_Gillian McWilliams|
|1994 Winner_Jonathan Coffey|
|1993 Winner_Claire McKeown|
|2014 Winner_Angus McCall|
|2015 Winner_Cathryn Lynch|
|2017 Winner Samuel Kane|