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Keyboard Final

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Clemency Burton-Hill and trumpeter Alison Balsom present as five young musicians battle it out to win the keyboard category final and go through to the semi-final.

The UK's brightest and best musical talent are showcased as the search begins for the BBC Young Musician 2016. Clemency Burton-Hill and Alison Balsom - herself a finalist in 1998 - present highlights from the first category final in this year's coverage.

Five exceptional players perform music from Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin in the keyboard final. The competitors are: 19-year-old Royal Academy of Music student Yuanfan Yang; 17-year-old A level student Tomoka Kan; from Salford 15-year-old Jackie Campbell; Julian Trevelyan, who is 17 and comes from St Albans; and this year's youngest category finalist, 13-year-old Harvey Lin from Berkshire.

Filmed at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff the programme includes profiles of the competitors, extensive highlights of their performances and behind-the-scenes access. We also catch up with Martin James Bartlett, the winner of BBC Young Musician 2014, to find out what impact the competition has had on his career to date.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Apr 2016 19:30

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