Talented young musicians from across the country are being sought for the annual Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform (BYMP).
The Platform competition, which was previously only open to entrants from select counties, has expanded nationally from 2020 onwards and welcomes talented young musicians, aged nine to 17, who are at school or resident in the UK. Auditions are due to take place on 20-21 February 2020, and the final will be held in Routh Concert Hall (at Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire) on Saturday 4 April.
The competition is open to all instruments, pianists and singers* (*senior section only) of any nationality. Applicants for the Junior Section must have attained a standard at least equivalent to Grade 4, and a standard of at least equivalent to Grade 6 is necessary for Senior entrants.
The Senior category, for those aged 14 to 17, awards a bursary of £1000 to the winner, which can assist them to buy music lessons, sheet music or a new instrument. The Junior winner receives £750 and there is also a second award of £400 for each category runner up. This opportunity is part of the renowned Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition, which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year.
Applications for the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform must be received no later than 16.00 hours on 26 January and can be submitted online at the Bromsgrove Platform website.
Words by Riana Dixon