NEW YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE
2017 Runners Up
Becky Pick: 2016 Young Musician of the Year
Lydia Cochrane: 2016 Runner Up
Mollie Tadd: 2015 Winner
"I wasn't really feeling nervous or anything before the concert, I just wanted to play as well as I could as it was my last concert in Peterborough; I'm now studying recorders at Birmingham conservatoire! One of the pieces I played in the concert was Ende by Andriessen, which is a piece for two recorders.
The best piece of advice I have for anyone is to act as confident as you can whilst performing - even if you're not feeling it. That way, even if you don't play amazingly, the audience believes you have given a good performance!"
Irena Radic: 2013 Winner
British pianist Irena Radić is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London with Niel Immelman.
She began learning the piano with Jenny Macmillan and later studied with Lynette Stulting at the RCM's Junior Department as a Tsukanov Scholar and recipient of the Wolfson Music Award.
She has won several awards and was chosen to perform at the Wigmore Hall as a prizewinner in the Jaques Samuel Junior Department Piano Festival 2012 & 2013. Other awards include the Teresa Carreño Piano Prize 2014, Young Musician of the Year 2013 at both Peterborough and Oundle Music Festivals, and runner up in the Gordon Turner Memorial Competition.
Irena has performed in venues such as the Venezuelan Embassy's Bolivar Hall, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and the Amaryllis Flemming Concert Hall. She has also had the pleasure of performing in numerous public masterclasses across the UK, Jersey, and Greece with pianists including Cristina Ortiz, Norma Fisher, Charles Owen, Murray McLachlan and Vanessa Latarche.
Irena performs regularly as a chamber musician and this year founded a duo with Swedish guitarist Jonatan Bougt, with whom she enjoys creating new arrangements for their Piano and Guitar duo; upcoming performances feature their arrangement of Ravel's Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite). Irena has worked in various ensembles, including recent performances of Piano Trios by Beethoven and Rebecca Clarke.
In addition to her work as a chamber musician, Irena enjoys orchestral piano and celeste, and has performed in venues including the Cadogan Hall and St John's Smith Square with the RCMJD Symphony Orchestra.
Irena's website is www.irenaradicpiano.com.
YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Emily Holt: 2017 Winner
Jessica Ward: 2017 Runner Up
NEW YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE AWARD
Chloe Lorentzen: 2017 Winner
Eleven year old Chloe sang her original song at our new event showcasing young musical talent, winning the top prize of £100 and a studio recording experience with one of our 2017 sponsors Breve Music.