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Coro Nuovo's Sussex Young Musician of the Year

Coro Nuovo's Sussex Young Musician of the Year

Sussex Young Musician of the Year Competition

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2021 Sussex Young Musician of the Year - The Results!

Jane Burnell (Soprano) was our 2021 Competition winner and won the £1000 competition prize.

The runner up was Laurence Cuttriss (Clarinet) who won a £500 prize.  The other finalists were Maria Luc (Piano) and Nancy Holt (Mezzo Soprano) who each won a £250 prize.

The 2021 competition judge was Sakari Oramo, OBE who is the Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. In the autumn of 2021 Sakari will be conducting the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms which he has been doing since 2014.

The finalists' performance and the judge's comments on the Competition and each of the finalists can be viewed on YouTube:

Once again we are indebted to the Traditional Oak and Timber Company (https://www.tradoak.com) who are the main sponsors for this year's competition.


Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2020

Toril (percussion) is studying at the Royal College of Music. He reached the Percussion Finals of the BBC Young Musician both in 2018 and 2020 and he has had the opportunity of being involved in a variety of projects such as playing at the Glyndebourne Opera House, the BBC Proms and touring the UK with Chineke! Orchestra. Toril was also the youngest member of the LSO Percussion Academy and has played alongside Dame Evelyn Glennie. He has also won prizes for his compositions writing for a wide variety of styles.

Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2019

Leo Popplewell (cello) is a Junior Fellow and postgraduate student at Guildhall on the MMus course.

Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2018

Rebecca Leggett (soprano) studied at Trinity Laban in London for a Bachelor of Music degree before taking apostgraduate MA course at the world-famous Royal College of Music. Sha won the TL Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition in 2016 and was also a member of the prestigious Genesis Sixteen, a programme specially designed to nurture the next generation of talented singers.

Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2017

Gideon Brooks (trumpet) is from Bognor Regis.  At the time of the competition he was in his final year of postgraduate studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is principal trumpet with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and toured with the European Youth Orchestra in summer 2018.

Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2016

Hannah Corcoran (saxophone) is originally from Brighton and was our inaugural winner of the Coro Nuovo Young Musician Competition. She is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and has been offered a place at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York.