2021 Winner Julie Piggott

The final of the 2021 competition was held on 1st May in First Church Rosemary Street Belfast. We were delighted to be able to hold a live final in these challenging times, and we were treated to an afternoon of exceptional music making from ten young finalists. Our adjudicators Richard Yarr and Gillian McCutcheon commented on the very high standard of performance, and commended the competitors on their commitment and musicianship. Many of the finalists remarked how pleased they were to have the opportunity to enjoy some live music making. The winner was Julie Piggott (violin); runner up was Jack Myles (trombone), and Robert Henderson took third place, playing recorder.

The ethos of the competition is to encourage aspiring young musicians to improve their performance skills in public, and as such every finalist is a winner - those who also competed were Harry Douglas (flute), Aoife Downey (voice), Daire Downey (piano), Anna Freel (voice), Jonny Hayward (double bass), James Kelly (electric guitar) and Nicholas Thomas (trumpet).

The entire final is available to watch using the following link:

https://youtu.be/f6vO4bkMdK8