2014 Brent Young Musician of the Year Finals

The finals of the 2014 Brent Young Musician of the Year will take place on Wednesday 5 March at 7pm at Claremont High School, Claremont Avenue, Kenton, Middlesex, HA3 0UH.

Six soloists will compete for this prestigious title. The selected finalists are:

  • Iona Brandt, aged 17 (clarinet)
  • George Connacher, aged 16 (flute)
  • Timothy Crawford, aged 19 (violin)
  • Hafsa Jalisi, aged 14 (tuba)
  • Liam Shinar, aged 16 (violin)
  • Bokun Wei, aged 16 (flute)

As a bi-annual competition, these talented young musicians follow in the footsteps of the 2012 winner, Deni Teo (cello), each performing a short recital in front of a collection of esteemed judges and the general public. 

Event tickets are free and everyone is encouraged and most welcome to attend this special evening (but as numbers are limited, a reservation in advance is required). 

With such a variety of instruments and repertoire on show, it promises to offer an impressive insight to the outstanding musical talents the borough is so proud to see represented. 

To reserve your seat, simply email info@brentmusicservice.com with your details and requirements. Please note there will be no admittance without prior reservation. As numbers are limited, to reserve a free ticket please email info@brentmusicservice.com with your details and requirements as soon as possible.

The event is kindly supported by Wembley Charitable Foundation, and the finalists will be competing for the prestigious 2014 Brent Young Musician of the Year title, a share in the £800 prize fund to assist their future musical development, and also for the unique opportunity to appear at Wembley Arena. 

The winner of the competition will be invited to be a special guest soloist at the forthcoming Brent Makes Music 2014 showcase which takes place at Wembley Arena on 15 July.

Eric Angus, Deputy Head of Service commented: "Once again, this year's competition entries have brought forward an incredible collection of musical talent - it's been a very difficult process to select just 6 performers to go through to the finals.  We offer our sincere congratulations to everyone who entered, but with special acknowledgment to the 6 finalists for their particularly exceptional performances - the high standards of musicianship and performance maturity have been really inspirational.

We also hope the general public will come and enjoy the final on 5 March, as this collection of performers really deserve to perform to a capacity audience.  As a musician, it makes such a difference to have the support and encouragement of an audience, so we hope that everyone will take an interest in these talented young performers within their borough and join them for this special evening in their musical careers."