Making Music celebrates young musical talent with prestigious award
Making Music, the UK’s largest membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, is delighted to announce the 2020 winners of the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists Awards (PDGYA).
Following a preliminary selection round, the young musicians aged under 27 were auditioned by a distinguished panel of experienced musicians, chaired by Dr Christopher Fifield and including conductor and composer Peter Ash, pianist Daniel Tong and voice specialist Jane Irwin.
The 2020 Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists are:
- Elizabeth Bass, harp
- Sirius Chau, flute
- Eleanor Corr, violin
- Natasha Page, soprano
- Antoine Préat, piano
Funded by the Philip & Dorothy Green Music Trust, a legacy of composer Philip Green which supports the development of young musicians and composers, the Young Artists will be available for bookings by Making Music member groups for the next two years.
In these times of pandemic and performing restrictions, we are delighted to be able to offer young musicians at the start of their careers the chance to build up valuable contacts and experience, while enabling leisure-time music groups to engage the stars of tomorrow at an affordable rate for in-person and livestreaming performances.
Alumni of the PDGYA, which has been running since 1961, include Stephen Isserlis, Joo Yeon Sir, Mark Simpson, Ian Bostridge, and Roderick Williams.
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Since 1935, Making Music has championed leisure-time music groups across the UK with practical services, artistic development opportunities and by providing a collective voice for its members. We now represent over 3,700 groups made up of around 200,000 musicians of all types, genres and abilities. We help them run their group so they can get on with making music! www.makingmusic.org.uk
The Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists was created in 1961 and has helped to launch the careers of dozens of young musicians including Stephen Isserlis, Joo Yeon Sir, Mark Simpson, Ian Bostridge, and Roderick Williams. It is made possible by the generosity of the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust, which promotes young artists and composers. Visit www.makingmusic.org.uk/pdgya to find out more about the winners.