Coverage of the Brass Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2014, with recitals by Ellena Newton, Isobel Daws, Lewis Bettles (trombones), Matilda Lloyd, William Thomas (trumpets).
BBC Young Musician 2014: the Brass Category Final. Presented by John Shea.
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 Brass category. The Semi-Final is on BBC 4 on Saturday and then the Final is broadcast live here on Radio 3 on Sunday 18 May.
The performers are:
Ellena Newton (14) - trombone
Isobel Daws (14) - trombone
Matilda Lloyd (18) - trumpet
Lewis Bettles (18) - trombone
William Thomas (13) - trumpet
Followed by Archive Slot - a look into the archives of BBC Young Musician.