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2019 Competition

The 2019 competition will again be held in Campbell College, Belfast. The Heats will be held on March 23 and 30, and the Final will be on April 06. Watch this space for updates on applications...

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Master Class with Ioana Petcu-Colan

We were delighted to welcome Ioana Petcu-Colan, Associate Leader of the Ulster Orchestra, who lead a Masterclass on Saturday 15th September in Holywood Parish Church. Four young violinists performed o...

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2018 N. I. Young Musician Ross appears with brother Jake

The 2018 Northern Ireland Young Musician is Ross Houston and he will be appearing with his younger brother Jake in the Waterfront in October as guest artists with The Central Band of the R.A.F. as par...

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Thrilling 2018 Final

The final of the 2018 Northern Ireland Young Musician Competition took place in the Great Hall in Campbell College, Belfast on Saturday evening 17th March, and it was a concert to behold. The standard...

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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 i...

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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 both the 2017 and 2018 competition was Gillian McCutcheon. Gillian began playing the clarinet at the age of 10, studying with Christopher King. She also studied pi...

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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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