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2022 Sussex Young Musician Competition

2022 Sussex Young Musician Competition

2022 Sussex Young Musician of the Year - The Results

Zoe Barnett from Chichester, was crowned the winner of the 2022 Coro Nuovo Sussex Young Musician competition and a £1000 prize. 

Sponsored by P&S Gallagher and My Sherpa Ltd the competition gave young musicians the chance to receive cash prizes to help support their music studies.

After two years of running the competition online, three finalists played live at Coro Nuovo’s Jubilee concert in Burgess Hill. The finalists were judged by David Lawrence, one of the UK’s most versatile conductors.

Zoe played classical guitar in the competition and is currently studying at the Royal College of Music. On hearing she had won, Zoe said “I am delighted and thrilled to be given the title and the award which will help so much in my future studies at the Royal College”. 

Laura Coppinger (soprano) from Cuckfield and studying at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire was selected as runner-up receiving a £500 prize.

Laurence Cuttriss (clarinet) from Burgess Hill and will be studying in Germany shortly, was also a finalist and received a £250 prize.

Photo from left to right: David Lawrence, Competition Judge; Laura Coppinger, Runner-Up; Zoe Barnett, Winner; Laurence Cuttriss, Finalist, Kate Kent, Chair, Coro Nuovo; Neil Matthews, Jubilee Concert Conductor.