The final of the 2019 Bromsgrove Young Musicians' Platform was held in the magnificent Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School on Saturday, 23 February. The adjudicators were Alastair Moseley (Chairman of Adjudicators - Auditions), Professor David Saint (Chairman of Adjudicators - Finalists' Concert), Richard Jenkinson and Sarah Oliver. The competitors were divided into two sections: 9 to 13 years old, and 14 to 17 years old.
The prize winners were as follows:
Junior section: 1st Prize Rebecca Bazlov (piano); 2nd Prize Sebastian Carrington (piano)
Senior section: 1st Prize Zhengting Li (piano); 2nd Prize Iohan Coman (violin)
From left to right, the 2019 finalists and adjudicators:
Left of piano - Sarah Oliver (Adjudicator), George Caird (President), Andrew O'Reilly, Ivy Lau, Alastair Moseley (Chairman of Adjudicators - Auditions) Aleksandra Penlington, Sophie He Zhu, Sebastian Carrington (piano - Junior section runner-up), Iohan Coman (violin - Senior section runner-up), Josh Osborn-Patel, Professor David Saint (Chairman of Adjudicators - Finalists' Concert), Richard Jenkinson (Adjudicator).
Sitting - Zhengting Li (piano - Senior section winner)
Right of piano - Rebecca Bazlov (piano - Junior section winner), David Wills, Diff Jia
Video extracts from the 2019 Platform can be viewed here, or by clicking the image below.