2018 Finals – Grange Victoria Hall – Friday 31st August – 19.30

This year’s Finals Concert will showcase four more outstanding young musicians from Cumbria, who will each present a 20 minute recital in competition for the 2018 Keldwyth Cumbrian Young Musicians Award. The four finalists, chosen by judges, Mary Powney, Wendy Cann and Barry Sharkey, at the Preliminary Round in Kendal on 16th July are: Daisy Ball (soprano), Jack Horrocks (clarinet), Wyn Chan (piano) and Monika Davies (violin). Last year’s winner, Leah Nicholson (piano), will also return to present a short recital and tell us of her exploits during the past year. Tickets for the Finals Concert are now available for purchase – see the ‘Attend’ page for details.

Mary Powney delivers the verdict

Sapphire Keift won the Best Newcomer Award. All the other competitors made excellent contributions to a wonderful days music-making.  We hope that those who are eligible will all return to compete again next year.

Finalists Monika Davies and Daisy Ball