Coverage of the Percussion Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2014, with recitals by performers Matthew Farthing, Elliott Gaston-Ross, Jess Wood, Tom Highnam and Stefan Beckett.
BBC Young Musician 2014: the Percussion Category Final. Presented by Martin Handley.
After an extensive audition process, the judges of BBC Young Musician, the UK's leading contest for young classical musicians today, have announced five finalists for each of its categories - Strings, Keyboard, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. Each performer gives a recital programme in their bid to become a BBC Young Musician Category Winner. Over 450 entries were received for the contest from musicians aged between 8-18 years old. Tonight features the five finalists in the Percussion category. The others - Woodwind, Keyboard and Brass - follow on each night this week, leading up to the Semi-Final on BBC 4 on Saturday and then the Final, which we broadcast on Sunday 18 May.
The performers are:
Matthew Farthing (17)
Elliott Gaston-Ross (15)
Jess Wood (16)
Tom Highnam (17)
Stefan Beckett (18)
Followed by Archive Slot - a look into the archives of BBC Young Musician.