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This year the competition will be held at Campbell College, Belmont Road, BELFAST, BT4 2ND

Master Class With Cellist Jonathan Byers

We had a fantastic master class with cellist Jonathan Byers on Saturday afternoon 23rd September 2017; Jonathan was the 1997 winner of the Northern Ireland Young Musician competition, and is now an in...

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Thrilling 2017 Final

The 2017 final thrilled the large audience - what a fabulous concert! Samuel Kane from Portadown College won the day with a wonderful performance on violin of the second movement of Sibelius’ violin c...

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Richard Yarr

Richard Yarr is Senior Producer, Classical Music with BBC Northern Ireland. He read music at Queen’s University and graduated with First Class Honours, and the May Turtle Scholarship for academic exce...

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Gillian McCutcheon

The adjudicator for the heats of the 2017 competition was Gillian McCutcheon. Gillian began playing the clarinet at the age of 10, studying with Christopher King. She also studied piano with the late ...

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The 2016 Competition

Congratulations to Grainne White, joint winner of this year's 2016 Northern Ireland Young Musician competition, and finalists Jamie Howe, Ganesha O'Donnell and Anna-Maria O'Donnell, who gave a lunchti...

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The 2015 Finals

Ross Houston is 16 years old, a former pupil of Fourtowns Primary school and Cullybackey College, now studying at Ballymena Academy. Ross has been playing the flute since the age of 6 tutored by his f...

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2015 Special Appearance

Two of the finest young musicians to win awards in Comber Rotary’s annual Northern Ireland Young Musician competition made a special appearance together in September 2015. In front of a delighted audi...

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